Danish central bank pushes new deposit rate cut

2015-01-29 19:00

Denmark's central bank has announced its third deposit rate cut of 0.15 percentage points this month, aimed at offsetting an appreciation of the krone.

Here’s what you should know about Syriza and the Greek election

2015-01-28 07:59

The Greeks have elected a far-left, anti-austerity party called Syriza. This article will tell you all about Syriza, and the implications of the party’s victory.

Should the eurozone fear demon deflation?

2015-01-26 14:30

If the multi-billion dollar consumer electronics industry can function fine with constantly falling prices, why is deflation in the broader economy such a threat?

Greek govt 'must stick to reform path'

2015-01-26 13:30

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann says Greece will continue to need aid and will only get this by sticking to agreements.

Central bankers optimistic on global economy

2015-01-25 10:30

Central bankers voiced cautious optimism, arguing that eurozone monetary policy and low oil prices would help countries around the world.

ECB warns Greek banks on managing liquidity

2015-01-23 12:15

The European Central Bank has written to Greece's top four banks, warning them to pay close attention to liquidity management ahead of the election.

ECB launches €1trn rescue plan

2015-01-23 07:23

The European Central Bank has launched a bond-buying programme which will pump hundreds of billions in new money into a sagging eurozone economy.

Europe shares hit 7-yr highs as ECB unveils QE

2015-01-22 17:52

European stocks have hit seven-year highs after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond-buying scheme to revive the region's economy and stave off deflation.

ECB to decide on bond-buying plan

2015-01-22 15:47

The European Central Bank is poised to announce a plan to buy government bonds, to breathe life into the eurozone economy.

Eurozone stocks cautious before ECB meeting

2015-01-21 21:00

British stocks have moved higher on falling unemployment, but uncertainty ahead of a critical ECB meeting has kept eurozone equity trading jittery.

More QE won't help world economy

2015-01-20 09:30

More monetary stimulus will not help the world economy return to strong growth, says former Bank of England governor Mervyn King.

Danish central bank lowers deposit rate

2015-01-19 20:30

Denmark's central bank has lowered its lending and deposit rate, in a surprise move taken in the wake of the Swiss decision unhinge its currency from the euro.

No hurdles to ECB bond-buying - EU court

2015-01-14 19:45

A European Central Bank bond-buying plan floated in 2012 would not break EU law subject to certain conditions, says the adviser at the EU's highest court.

Germany boasts balanced budget

2015-01-14 10:33

German has balanced its budget for the first time since 1960 and has urged eurozone partners to follow suit instead of trying to revive stagnant economies.

Cook axed as CWC skipper

2014-12-20 12:05

Eoin Morgan has replaced Alistair Cook as England's Cricket World Cup captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced.

ECB to give Europe a monetary jolt

2014-12-08 16:43

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has a view that stretches far beyond Frankfurt's high-rise financial centre and he doesn't like what he sees.

Tougher questions for banks from ECB

2014-12-02 10:15

After subjecting European banks to year-long "stress tests" of their balance sheets, the European Central Bank is now planning a deeper examination.

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.


The ECB is about to start printing money, here’s how it will work

2015-01-28 08:24

In this article, Giuseppe Fontana explains the European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme, and evaluates how likely it is to succeed.

ECB divided on money-printing decision

2015-01-27 11:07

How the ECB went from being deeply divided over its stimulus programme to launching a bolder and more open-ended version than most investors had expected.

Euro set to drop on ECB stimulus - experts

2015-01-26 13:41

The European Central Bank's decision to buy bonds worth €60bn per month will likely push the euro down to parity with the dollar or even below, predict analysts.

Italy eyes 'bad bank' to clean up risky loans

2015-01-26 11:00

Italy is considering setting up a state-backed 'bad bank' to help clean up its banking sector, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan says.

Eurozone reforms to continue - Merkel

2015-01-23 17:45

The European Central Bank's bond-buying programme must not be used as a justification by eurozone governments to slacken economic reforms, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel warns Europe to not stray from reform path

2015-01-23 10:45

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned fellow European leaders not to ease off on economic reforms after the European Central Bank announced bold new moves.

ECB's Draghi says majority favours broad easing

2015-01-22 18:15

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says there is a large majority on the Governing Council in favour of launching a broad quantitative easing plan.

ECB agrees landmark sovereign bond-buy plan

2015-01-22 16:45

The European Central Bank has agreed to embark on a quantitative easing programme that will see it print money to buy up €60bn worth of sovereign bonds.

ECB works on plan to revive eurozone

2015-01-22 14:45

The European Central Bank is poised to announce a plan to buy government bonds as last resort as it tries to breathe life into the the flagging eurozone economy.

European stocks win lift from German data

2015-01-20 14:44

Europe's leading stock markets have risen, winning a boost from German data and expectations of ECB stimulus, as investors also await key elections in Greece.

ECB faces crucial test of 'whatever it takes'

2015-01-20 09:00

The European Central Bank faces a crucial test of its resolve to do "whatever it takes" to preserve the euro when it decides this week on buying government bonds.

European shares hit 7-year high

2015-01-19 18:00

European shares have hit a seven-year high after rising for a third day as Italian banks rallied, boosted by the prospect of a significant corporate governance revamp.

European stocks slide amid deflation fears

2015-01-14 13:58

Europe's leading stock markets have fallen sharply in early trading as deflation worries sweep across the region.

European stocks drop at open

2015-01-05 11:06

European stock markets have fallen in initial deals and the euro has dropped with the ECB appearing on course to further prop up the eurozone.

European leaders urged to back ECB stimulus

2014-12-12 15:15

The head of the European Central Bank is set to tell European leaders in stark terms at a summit that they need to reform straggling economies.

ECB's loans offer clues in guessing game

2014-12-07 19:00

The guessing game over the timing of eurozone money printing will intensify as the European Central Bank unveils a closely watched gauge of policy.

Spotlight on ECB as inflation dips

2014-12-01 12:50

The ECB's monthly rate meeting will focus minds on the debate over quantitative easing in the eurozone as a series of data releases sheds light on European woes.

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.

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