European banks' political defences challenged

2014-09-17 10:00

For the first time since its financial crisis struck in 2008, Europe is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with political connections.

England sextet rewarded

2014-09-11 15:04

Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes are among six England players to have been awarded their first central contracts.

ECB turning into European bad bank

2014-09-09 10:45

The European Central Bank is turning into a European "bad bank" by loading up on bundled-up loans and its record-low interest rates.

Draghi's ECB surprise puts off bigger QE

2014-09-05 17:00

The ECB's surprise interest rate cut and new schemes to bolster lending have allowed its president to swerve a thorny debate over full-scale money printing.

ECB cuts rates to repel deflation threat

2014-09-04 14:28

The European Central Bank has cut interest rates to a fresh record low, unexpectedly bringing borrowing costs close to zero to lift inflation from rock-bottom.

ECB rates decision will impact JSE

2014-09-04 10:28

An indication of an increase in rates by the ECB could mean emerging economies’ equity markets like the JSE are likely to perform well, says an expert.

Investors expect billions raised after ECB tests

2014-09-03 16:00

The European Central Bank's review of eurozone banks will have to ask lenders to raise an additional €51bn to be credible with markets, shows a survey.

Disappearing EU inflation heightens ECB concerns

2014-08-29 12:48

Euro zone inflation has dropped as expected to a fresh five year low in August, something likely to concern the European Central Bank.

European shares slip

2014-08-07 11:35

European stocks have slipped in early trade, extending a week-long slide as tensions between the West and Russia continue to spook investors.

Eurozone business growth accelerates

2014-08-05 10:30

Eurozone business has expanded at the second-fastest pace in three years as a buoyant service industry offset a lacklustre performance in manufacturing.

Trent Bridge pitch 'poor': ICC

2014-08-04 17:04

The ICC have given Trent Bridge an official warning after deeming the pitch 'poor' after the first Test between England and India.

ECB website hacked but no serious damage done

2014-07-24 15:23

The European Central Bank's website has been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen, but no market-sensitive data was affected.

Collier to quit as ECB chief

2014-07-13 10:20

David Collier is set to quit as England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive, according to British media reports.

Attention shifts to details of ECB stimulus

2014-07-03 12:44

Attention will turn to the details of the European Central Bank's new stimulus measures when the ECB meets, as the dust settles.

ECB will regulate units of Russian banks

2014-06-27 19:48

The European Central Bank will supervise and run health checks on the Austrian arms of Russia's two largest banks.

England confirm SL tour dates

2014-06-06 14:46

The England and Wales Cricket Board have announced the schedule for England's one-day tour of Sri Lanka later this year.

ECB ready to cut rates, push banks to lend

2014-06-05 08:36

The European Central Bank is poised to impose negative interest rates on its overnight depositors, seeking to cajole banks into lending instead.

Wall St week ahead

2014-06-01 15:45

Jobs data and the European Central Bank meeting will determine whether US bond prices have further to go.

ECB, Downton apologise to KP

2014-05-31 08:30

The ECB and their managing director Paul Downton have apologised to Kevin Pietersen regarding comments he made about him.

Broad questions Ajmal's action

2014-05-22 20:30

England's Stuart Broad has risked disciplinary action after appearing to question the legitimacy of Saeed Ajmal's action.

Draghi: Eurozone recovery proceeding

2014-05-08 19:08

The eurozone's moderate recovery is continuing and inflationary pressures are subdued, says the European Central Bank.

Broad out of SL ODI series

2014-05-06 18:27

Stuart Broad will miss England's forthcoming ODI series with a knee problem but that he hoped to return in time for the Test series.

Giles quits as ECB selector

2014-04-25 21:00

Ashley Giles has resigned as an England selector after being passed over for the role of national team coach.

ECB holds course in face of deflation

2014-04-03 15:01

The European Central Bank has kept interest rates steady despite a fall in inflation to its lowest in over four years.

More Flower power for England

2014-03-03 17:20

Former England coach Andy Flower was appointed England's technical director of elite coaching by the ECB.


OECD slashes growth forecasts

2014-09-15 15:15

The OECD has slashed its growth forecasts for major developed economies, urging more aggressive ECB stimulus to ward off deflation in a subdued eurozone.

Players' chief in Ali U-turn

2014-09-09 22:03

The head of England's Professional Cricketers' Association has apologised to Moeen Ali after he was booed at Edgbaston.

Global economy searches for growth in Europe

2014-09-08 09:06

The eurozone's struggle to avoid another recession will take centre stage in the coming week, in the absence of major US data.

International lenders will return to Greece

2014-09-04 17:00

The European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund will return to Greece later to study reform progress.

ECB poised to leave rates unchanged

2014-09-04 11:45

The European Central Bank is expected to leave interest rates on hold as it considers deploying new instruments to spur economic growth in the eurozone.

Draghi under pressure to deliver ECB stimulus

2014-09-04 09:19

The ECB faces intense market pressure to take policy action and risks losing credibility if it fails to back up a dovish message by president Mario Draghi.

ECB bank review will need large capital demand

2014-09-03 10:30

The European Central Bank's landmark review of eurozone banks will have to ask lenders to raise an additional €51bn to be credible with markets.

Eurozone inflation dips as expected

2014-08-29 12:30

Eurozone inflation has dropped as expected to a fresh five year low, but it was not likely to force the European Central Bank into policy intervention.

Dollar mixed ahead of central bank meetings

2014-08-07 11:12

The dollar has dropped against the yen and the euro, but gained on the British pound ahead of central bank meetings in Britain, Japan and Europe.

England to return to Antigua

2014-08-04 17:04

The ECB have released details of their tour of the West Indies, including a first match at Antigua's Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

ECB backs Bundesbank call for higher wages

2014-07-27 16:31

The European Central Bank says it supports Germany's Bundesbank in its appeals for higher wage deals in German.

ECB appoint acting chief

2014-07-16 17:30

Brian Havill has been appointed as the ECB's acting chief executive after outgoing CEO David Collier announced his retirement.

KP still has England hope

2014-07-04 17:00

Kevin Pietersen has insisted he still wanted to play for England as he urged national selectors to be "braver" with their choices.

Eurozone manufacturing PMI falls to 51.8

2014-07-01 12:45

Eurozone manufacturing growth has eased slightly more than previously thought last month, a survey shows.

ECB talks of extending EU banking union

2014-06-20 15:00

A European Central Bank policy maker has floated the idea of widening the ECB's new policing of big banks to other financial players.

ECB hurls cash at sluggish eurozone economy

2014-06-05 18:30

The European Central Bank has launched a raft of measures to fight low inflation and boost the eurozone economy.

Protecting European bank test data from leaks

2014-06-02 11:59

It would be an insider trader's dream to know ahead of time which of Europe's banks will fail or need more capital.

ECB must put money where its mouth is

2014-06-01 11:13

The European Central Bank will eclipse all else in economic terms, following heavy hints that monetary policy will be loosened in a variety of ways.

ECB chief explains KP exit

2014-05-22 20:38

The ECB gave their most detailed explanation yet for the controversial decision to end Kevin Pietersen's international career.

Vincent charged over fixing

2014-05-22 18:29

The ECB have charged Lou Vincent and his former Sussex team-mate Naved Arif with fixing the outcome of a county match.

Broad: KP saga in the past

2014-05-06 19:47

Stuart Broad says the England team can revive their fortunes after a torrid winter and the sacking of Kevin Pietersen.

Eurozone inflation edges up

2014-04-30 13:30

Eurozone inflation rose in April, reducing chances the European Central Bank will act soon to ward off potential deflation.

Moores in line for England job

2014-04-04 16:00

Lancashire coach Peter Moores has emerged as a leading contender to become the new England cricket coach.

ECB readies back door step to loosen policy

2014-03-03 20:00

The European Central Bank is poised to take action to loosen lending conditions and drag inflation out of a "danger zone" threatens the eurozone's recovery

England 'better off' without KP

2014-02-28 07:34

England's dressing room will be a better place without Kevin Pietersen after the batsman was sacked, Matt Prior has said.

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