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.

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.

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.

Stagnating eurozone seeks German shift

2014-10-24 15:15

France and Italy have sought to bridge stark differences with Germany over how to avert economic stagnation and deflation.

European markets recover significantly

2014-10-03 09:59

European stock markets have risen at the start of trading as investors look ahead to key US jobs data and following heavy losses the previous day.

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.

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 expectations boost European shares

2014-08-25 10:15

European shares have rose in morning trading, with market sentiment improving after comments by ECB president Mario Draghi raised expectations of policy easing.

No sign of deflation in Europe - minister

2014-04-14 14:27

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says he sees no signs at all of a deflation spiral in Europe.

Berlusconi backs Draghi for president

2013-01-15 16:01

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said he would back Mario Draghi if the head of the European Central Bank was proposed as the country's next president.

Draghi: Up to governments to act

2012-09-25 16:51

ECB's Mario Draghi is insisting that measures the bank is taking to solve the debt crisis will build a better future and it's up to governments to take action.

JSE flat‚ awaits US jobs data

2012-09-07 16:00

The JSE All-share index traded within a narrow range at noon‚ but mining shares extended the previous day’s rally in a sign of sector rotation.

Rand stronger on firmer euro

2012-09-06 13:01

The rand was stronger at noon on the back of a stronger euro on positive eurozone sentiment‚ which filters through to riskier currencies like the rand.

No to ECB buying member states' bonds

2012-08-26 14:33

German central bank chief Jens Weidmann has criticised as dangerous any plan by the European Central Bank to buy member states' bonds.

ECB still sees risks to economic recovery

2012-04-04 15:01

The European Central Bank says there are threats to economic stability in the eurozone, as it again left interest rates unchanged at a record low.

ECB says economy stabilising, holds rates

2012-01-12 17:35

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says there are signs of stabilisation at low levels in the eurozone economy as rates were left unchanged.

ECB hints at action if fiscal pact adopted

2011-12-01 18:11

New ECB chief Mario Dragi has signalled it is ready to act more aggressively on the eurozone debt crisis if leaders agree on tighter budget controls next week.

Merkel backs Draghi as ECB chief: report

2011-04-29 11:46

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown her crucial support behind Italy's Mario Draghi as the next head of the European Central Bank, a newspaper reports.


Euro holds up afer rallying on ECB decision

2014-12-05 08:04

The euro has held up against other major currencies in Asia after rallying on the European Central Bank's decision not to expand stimulus for now.

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.

Draghi wants ECB balance sheet near 2012 level

2014-11-06 15:49

The European Central Bank aims to increase the size of its balance sheet towards the levels of 2012, says ECB President Mario Draghi.

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.

ECB's Draghi ready to fight low inflation

2014-10-02 15:15

The European Central Bank is ready to use further unconventional policy tools if needed to stave off the risk of inflation remaining too low for too long.

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.

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.

Eurozone urged 'to be sovereign together'

2014-07-10 10:00

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has urged eurozone states to respect their joint fiscal rules and extend their cooperation to economic reforms.

'Low rates build risk for fragile banks'

2013-07-17 11:42

Keeping interest rates low might save the Eurozone's fragile banking system from short-term pain, but it undermines long-term profitability, a report says.

ECB depicts bleak 2013

2012-12-06 20:08

The euro zone economy is likely to shrink next year as it has in 2012, the European Central Bank predicts.

Markets relieved by German court ruling

2012-09-12 13:02

The euro has surged above $1.29 for the first time in four months after Germany's highest court rejected calls to block the Europe's permanent rescue fund.

JSE firmer‚ awaits key ECB decisions

2012-09-06 14:53

The JSE share market held firmer at noon‚ boosted by the strong recovery of gold and platinum shares as the market awaits the outcome of an ECB policy meeting.

Rand fractionally stronger at noon

2012-09-05 12:44

The rand is trading a tad stronger at noon‚ supported by selling from local exporters.

Draghi under pressure to deliver euro pledge

2012-07-30 13:10

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi must back up his pledge to do what it takes to protect the euro when the bank's policymakers meet on Thursday.

ECB: EU leaders need clearer vision

2012-05-31 10:00

Europe's leaders need to clarify their vision for the euro as the European Central Bank cannot fill the vacuum that politicians' lack of action has generated, the ECB says.

ECB chief hails EU fiscal pact

2012-01-31 07:50

The European Central Bank president, Mario Draghi, has welcomed a European accord on tighter budgetary rules, hailing it as a movement in the path towards a fiscal union.

ECB tender could ease credit crunch fears

2011-12-21 11:18

The European Central Bank’s first-ever offer of three-year loans is expected to draw high demand from banks, easing fears of an impending credit crunch.

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