ECB cuts rates, revives QE to lift growth as Draghi era ends

2019-09-14 14:31

The European Central Bank cut interest rates further below zero and revived bond purchases after President Mario Draghi overcame critics of his stimulus policies to make a final run at reflating the euro-area economy.

ECB policy shifts will be predictable and measured says Draghi

2018-03-14 11:30

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says policy makers won’t rush to remove stimulus amid still-low inflation and warned that a stronger euro could cloud the outlook.

Draghi given triple whammy of reasons to demand ECB patience

2018-03-06 12:30

Mario Draghi has just received a triple whammy of evidence to justify playing it safe when he meets with fellow European Central Bank policy makers.

Draghi urges open-minded central banking as economy changes

2017-08-23 13:30

Mario Draghi says central banks must be open-minded on policy innovations as they prepare for future economic developments - even if that concept is not clear to everyone.

Draghi still missing inflation as growth pushes ECB near exit

2017-06-08 09:55

The European Central Bank’s challenge of the day is to weigh improvements in economic growth against the lack of convincing inflation pressure.

Draghi composed on Brexit as aftershock data awaited

2016-07-25 10:00

Mario Draghi hasn’t flinched since the Brexit vote. This week he’ll get the strongest clues yet whether he’s right to keep calm and carry on.

JSE moves sideways

2015-07-17 14:41

The JSE has moved mostly sideways as investors contemplated profit taking after the market's strong run over the past seven trading days.

Resurgent bank lending supporting recovery: ECB

2015-03-24 08:45

Businesses' demand for bank loans is resurgent in the eurozone as cheaper credit makes new investment projects more attractive, says ECB president Mario Draghi.

ECB willing to re-accept Greek bonds: Draghi

2015-02-26 11:47

The European Central Bank is ready to accept Greek government bonds as collateral for loans if the country proceeds with bailout-related reforms, ECB chief says.

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.


ECB will be patient in timing of first rate hike - Draghi

2018-06-19 11:35

Mario Draghi has promised that the European Central Bank will take its time to lift interest rates, reinforcing the agreement by policy makers to keep borrowing costs unchanged.

Draghi gauges trade war threat as ECB ponders stimulus path

2018-03-08 10:42

Mario Draghi’s progress toward a stimulus exit is likely to stay slow for now, with inflation too low for comfort and the global economy up against a trade-war-in-waiting.

ECB keeps stimulus unchanged as investors await Draghi insight

2017-09-07 15:10

The European Central Bank has opted to keep its stimulus settings unchanged for now as officials started cautiously sketching out the future of their quantitative-easing program.

Waiting for Draghi only game for central banks orbiting ECB

2017-07-18 10:00

As Europe’s central banks forge a path out of extreme monetary policies, all roads go via Frankfurt.

Draghi worries about US protectionism as Eurozone firms

2017-05-30 10:00

Mario Draghi has become the latest European policy maker to tell the US that it might be heading down the wrong path on trade.

ECB set on keeping inflation target on track

2015-11-01 12:30

The European Central Bank is ready to do whatever it takes to keep its mid-term inflation target on course, says the head of the bank Mario Draghi.

Will Draghi leave the ECB without raising rates?

2015-04-14 12:15

Investors are betting Mario Draghi will complete his eight-year term as head of the European Central Bank in 2019 without ever raising interest rates

Greece cannot rely on ECB to dodge funding crunch

2015-03-05 17:00

Greece cannot rely on the European Central Bank to raise a limit on Athens' issuance of short-term debt, says ECB President Mario Draghi.

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 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.

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