The one-size-fits-all euro might just be starting to loosen up

2016-08-02 13:21

While the ECB's 's monetary policy is“generally right for the common currency area as a whole, it has proven to be wrong for most of its individual members most of the time.”

Greece says considering bank closures and capital controls on Monday

2015-06-28 14:37

The Greek government will consider imposing capital controls and closing the country's banks on Monday, says Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

Expansion in eurozone factory activity eases

2014-06-02 14:15

Eurozone manufacturing growth has slowed more than initially thought last month, likely fuelling expectations that the European Central Bank will ease policy.

Global shares extend rally, euro firm

2014-04-02 14:20

World stocks extended their recent rally and the yen sagged to a 10-week low as investors focused on the positive in a mixed bag of global economic data.

ECB officials rebuff FX targeting

2013-02-15 11:39

The head of the ECB and its two German policymakers pushed back against political pressure to target the euro's exchange rate ahead of meeting of the G20.

Eurozone breakup fades - survey

2013-01-28 18:39

The prospects of a country being forced to leave the 17-state bloc have all but vanished since the middle of last year, a survey shows.

Banks to pay back €200bn ECB loans

2013-01-15 17:59

BNP Paribas and Santander are among a growing number of banks wanting to repay emergency loans to the European Central Bank to distinguish themselves from rivals.

OECD: Eurozone debt crisis far from over

2012-03-27 11:24

Investor confidence in the eurozone is still fragile and its banks are weak, says the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Analysts: ECB to bits time on rates

2012-02-05 11:39

The ECB, after two rate cuts and a series of unprecedented liquidity measures, will hold its fire this month, as it assesses the impact of those previous measures.

Yields fall at Spanish, Italian debt sales

2012-01-12 16:53

Spain and Italy spread cheer through with solid debt auctions at sharply lower borrowing costs in 2012’s first test of appetite for debt from the eurozone's periphery.


In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-03-14 07:00

Last week the market was rather disappointed by announcements from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. This week we’ll be looking out for some more important central bank announcement’s across the globe, including a US Fed interest decision on Wednesday and our own MPC meeting on Thursday.

Euro zone economy stutters as ECB gears up

2014-06-04 13:39

Price cuts by euro zone firms have failed to prevent business growth from losing momentum in May, all but sealing the case for looser monetary policy.

Italy 'may leave euro if ECB stays hardline'

2014-05-06 13:45

Italy and other countries will have no choice but to leave the euro unless hardline monetary policies are dropped, says Italy's ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi.

Minister: ECB must do more for jobless

2013-03-03 14:51

A French official says the European Central Bank is shirking its responsibilities towards Europe's unemployed.

Eurozone inflation nears ECB goal

2013-02-01 12:48

Eurozone inflation has fallen more than expected in January in a sign that companies were cutting prices to entice consumers at a time of record level joblessness.

Eurozone tensions fade

2013-01-25 15:57

New evidence suggests the eurozone might be emerging from its crisis with a ECB announcement that banks were starting to repay some emergency loans in advance.

ECB holds rates at record low of 0.75%

2013-01-10 15:23

The European Central Bank has held interest rates at a record low of 0.75% as the eurozone economy started showing glimmers of hope.

ECB holds rates, faces grilling on Greece

2012-02-09 15:09

The European Central Bank stayed in wait-and-see mode and left interest rates unchanged but attention is now on whether it will help Greece avoid a messy default.

Wary banks park funds at ECB

2012-01-16 12:58

Banks have left half a trillion euros at the European Central Bank as debt worries and an ECB cash injection left them awash with money but afraid to lend.

Bank of England keeps rates at historic low

2012-01-12 14:44

Britain's central bank has left interest rates unchanged since March 2009 and has kept its quantitative easing programme at £275bn.

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