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ECB stimulus signal sends markets higher

2014-11-26 15:04

Europe's main stock markets have risen as the European Central Bank signalled it could begin purchasing government bonds next year.

Countdown to missed opportunity for EU

2014-11-23 14:15

When European Union leaders meet under new management, they have a chance to revive Europe's stalled economy, but all the signs show they are set to fall short.

European shares edge up

2014-11-21 11:07

Eurozone indices have been set for their first weekly gain this month with traders awaiting speeches from European Central Bank policymakers.

ECB growth to be lower than expected

2014-11-13 12:40

A large group of professional forecasters have cut their outlook for eurozone inflation and growth, underlining a trend.

ECB holds rates, focuses on stimulus plans

2014-11-06 16:45

The European Central Bank has left interest rates unchanged, holding them at record lows while it rolls out new stimulus measures.

Global economy: European growth elusive

2014-11-03 09:45

Data from both sides of the Atlantic will give clues in the coming week on just how bad the eurozone economy is and just how sustainable is its US counterpart.

Trott gets nod to tour SA

2014-10-28 15:32

Batsman Jonathan Trott has been called up by the second-string England Lions for their 2015 tour of South Africa.

Federal Reserve to take away the punch bowl

2014-10-26 17:25

Unless it springs a major surprise, the US Federal Reserve will call time this week on its programme of government bond purchases.

Credibility meets compromise in EU bank stress

2014-10-20 10:19

When Europe announced a health check of top banks it promised an assessment of how well prepared they were to withstand another financial crisis.

Former ECB chief slams KP

2014-10-12 17:48

Kevin Pietersen's controversial allegations of bullying within the England team have been slammed by former ECB chief David Collier.

Harrison appointed ECB CEO

2014-10-07 18:47

Former Northamptonshire and Derbyshire cricketer Tom Harrison has been appointed as the new CEO of the ECB.

ECB quietly pins its hopes on falling euro

2014-10-07 15:02

Grappling with an ailing economy and stagnant prices, the European Central Bank is hoping that help will come from something it can't control: the value of the euro.

Eurozone business growth weakest this year

2014-10-03 11:30

Eurozone business has grown at the slowest rate this year in September, reflecting falling demand in the region where new orders were the weakest.

ECB keeps rein on low interest rates

2014-10-02 16:10

The European Central Bank holds interest rates at historic lows in a bid to spur economic growth and bank lending.

Eurozone manufacturing growth slows again

2014-10-01 11:00

Manufacturing growth in the eurozone has slowed down further in September as new orders contracted for the first time in over a year.

Cook can't handle KP: Boycott

2014-09-23 22:07

Geoffrey Boycott believes an England recall for Kevin Pietersen won't happen because Alastair Cook "can't handle" him.

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.

 

Countdown to missed chance for EU economy

2014-11-24 10:15

The countdown has begun to what threatens to be a missed opportunity to revive Europe's stalled economy.

China rate cut boosts miners

2014-11-21 17:02

Shares in mining companies have surged after China cut benchmark interest rates for the first time in over two years to tackle slower growth.

ECB official warns about downside of QE

2014-11-17 14:45

A top board member of the European Central Bank has warned about the negative side effects should the central bank start buying up government debt.

Bundesbank chief warns about state bond buys

2014-11-13 09:15

The ECB would encourage eurozone states to pile up debt if it were to buy state bonds, warns the president of Germany's central bank.

ECB to wait for stimulus to sink in

2014-11-06 09:27

The European Central Bank is set to stick to the policy path laid out over the summer when it meets, waiting for its stimulus to unfold.

Cyprus court ruling opens way for bailout funds

2014-10-31 17:00

The Cypriot supreme court has ruled as unconstitutional four bills on bank foreclosures whose passage by parliament prompted international lenders to halt payments.

ECB fails 25 banks in stress test

2014-10-26 17:54

Roughly one in five of the eurozone's top lenders failed landmark health checks at the end of last year, with critical problems in Italy, Cyprus and Greece.

Europe's banks face moment of truth

2014-10-23 12:30

Eurozone's biggest banks will receive the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances, after doubts on the health of the region's banking sector.

German inflation at lowest in four years

2014-10-15 15:15

German inflation has stood at a four-and-a-half-year low in September due mainly to lower energy costs, the Federal Statistics Office says.

Strauss laments KP's 'madness'

2014-10-09 19:22

Andrew Strauss has said English cricket could be damaged by the "madness" surrounding Kevin Pietersen's autobiography.

ECB purchases could boost lending - IMF

2014-10-07 17:00

The European Central Bank's purchases of asset-backed securities could help address the problem of weak lending to small and medium-sized firms, says the IMF.

German firms now pay banks to park funds

2014-10-06 14:49

The lowering of interest rates from 0.15% to a super low 0.05% now means German companies have to pay an interest of 0.2% to keep money in current accounts.

ECB to begin buying secured debt

2014-10-02 16:45

The European Central Bank will buy bundles of loans and other forms of secured debt from mid-month in an attempt to kick start a languishing eurozone economy.

Demonstrators face off police as ECB meets

2014-10-02 14:45

Hundreds of protesters have faced off riot police outside the Capodimonte palace in Naples where the European Central Bank is holding a rate-setting meeting.

Banks must probe stress rumours - watchdog

2014-09-25 19:15

The European Union's markets watchdog has warned banks to investigate any rumours about how they have fared in the central bank's banking sector health check.

Cook to learn ODI fate

2014-09-23 21:21

Alastair Cook is set to find out if he will be skippering England at the CWC when the ECB select a squad to tour Sri Lanka.

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.

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