The poor health of the banking system and youth unemployment are the two biggest threats to the future of the euro zone economy, according to a Reuters poll of economists on Thursday.
The survey also showed they agree the European Central Bank’s adoption of forward guidance marks a significant change in its approach to policy-making, rather than merely tinkering.
As in a similar poll last month, the survey of more than 40 analysts suggested the economy stagnated from April through to June.
That would at least mean the 17-nation bloc has exited a recession that stretches back to the end of 2011, but few economists predict anything other than tepid economic growth from here onwards.
Consensus quarter-on-quarter growth is not expected to top 0.3 percent at any point until 2015 at the earliest.
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