Global stocks dip as ECB chief calls for quick action from Brussels

Global stocks dip as ECB chief calls for quick action from Brussels

Global stocks fell Thursday following mixed US economic data and earnings, and as the European Central Bank chief called on EU leaders to quickly agree on a huge recovery plan
ECB brings €750b bazooka to coronavirus fightback

ECB brings €750b bazooka to coronavirus fightback

The European Central Bank on Wednesday (Mar 18) unexpectedly said it would spend €750 billion on "emergency" bond purchases, as it joined other central banks in stepping up efforts to contain the economic damage from the coronavirus.
ECB's monetary bazooka peps up Asian stocks

ECB's monetary bazooka peps up Asian stocks

Stocks in Asia bounced back on Thursday (Mar 19) after the European Central Bank launched an emergency plan to buy bonds in what one analyst said could be a "game changer" for the coronavirus-wracked eurozone.
ECB's Lagarde in spotlight as policy on hold

ECB's Lagarde in spotlight as policy on hold

The European Central Bank left key monetary policy settings unchanged Thursday (Dec 12), placing the spotlight on new president Christine Lagarde to offer clues about its future direction and plans for a major reassessment of ECB tools and goals.
Merkel, Macron praise Draghi's 'European dream' as ECB chief bows out

Merkel, Macron praise Draghi's 'European dream' as ECB chief bows out

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (Oct 28) lauded Mario Draghi for defending "the European dream" in the face of opposition as he handed over a divided ECB to Christine Lagarde.
Asian markets rally on growing trade hopes and ECB easing

Asian markets rally on growing trade hopes and ECB easing

Equities rose in Asian trade on Friday (Sep 13) after the European Central Bank unveiled a fresh round of economic stimulus and another interest rate cut while a report said the US was considering a short-term trade agreement with China.
ECB unveils hotly-awaited stimulus package

ECB unveils hotly-awaited stimulus package

European Central Bank governors overcame divisions on Thursday (Sep 12) to agree a "big bang" package of monetary easing measures, aiming to support the eurozone economy through external shocks but prompting a howl of complaints from the White House.
Euro touches two-year low as ECB signals stimulus and rate cut

Euro touches two-year low as ECB signals stimulus and rate cut

The euro slid to a two-year low on Thursday (Jul 25) after the ECB signalled it could undertake new stimulus measures and cut rates to boost flagging growth and inflation in Europe.
ECB set to sketch path for new stimulus

ECB set to sketch path for new stimulus

The European Central Bank is likely to point Thursday (Jul 25) to a cut in interest rates in September, analysts say, although recent hints about kick-starting sluggish growth and inflation might even bring forward a move to this week.
ECB set to start countdown on new eurozone stimulus

ECB set to start countdown on new eurozone stimulus

The European Central Bank is likely to point Thursday (Jul 25) to an interest rate cut in September, analysts say, although recent hints towards bucking up sluggish growth and inflation could even mean a move this week.
ECB's Draghi vows support for eurozone in 'world far from normal'

ECB's Draghi vows support for eurozone in 'world far from normal'

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on Thursday (Jun 6) detailed prolonged support to the eurozone economy, saying the Frankfurt institution must keep shoring up financial conditions in a world "far away from being normal".
ECB debates switching course before change of helmsman

ECB debates switching course before change of helmsman

Politics will have an unusually large role in picking a new chief for the European Central Bank this year, as the switchover coincides with European Parliament elections and the choice of a new Commission.
Asian markets dive as ECB fans global growth worries

Asian markets dive as ECB fans global growth worries

Asian markets tanked and the euro struggled to recover on Friday (Mar 8) as the European Central Bank's decision to slash its growth and inflation forecasts added to increasing pessimism about the global outlook.
Euro slides as 'downbeat' ECB warns on economy

Euro slides as 'downbeat' ECB warns on economy

The euro slipped on Thursday (Dec 13) after the ECB trimmed its growth forecast for the eurozone because of "mounting uncertainties" from within and outside the region.
Global finance 'as vulnerable' as in 2008: Ex-ECB chief

Global finance 'as vulnerable' as in 2008: Ex-ECB chief

Too much debt has made the world's financial system as vulnerable as it was 10 years ago, Europe's top central banker during the 2008 global meltdown has warned as he looks back on the crisis.
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