July 17, 2020 | 10:22
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
March 19, 2020 | 13:26
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.
March 19, 2020 | 13:19
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.
December 13, 2019 | 12:14
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.
October 29, 2019 | 14:50
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.
September 14, 2019 | 09:29
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.
September 13, 2019 | 09:03
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.
July 26, 2019 | 09:10
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.
July 26, 2019 | 08:57
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.
July 24, 2019 | 09:59
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.
June 07, 2019 | 10:21
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".
May 24, 2019 | 14:50
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.
March 09, 2019 | 11:20
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.
December 14, 2018 | 10:43
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.
September 04, 2018 | 15:53
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.