european central bank


Bundesbank chief warned German cabinet of economic risks: Paper

Jul 15 2018

The chief of Germany’s central bank, Jens Weidmann, warned the government of increasing risks of the economy cooling when he spoke at a July 6 cabinet meeting, business newspaper Handelsblatt reported, citing government sources.

Global stocks rally before earnings, trade war jolt boosts dollar

Jul 13 2018

World stocks rose for a second consecutive week on Friday as investors prepared for an expected run of strong earnings in the United States, although fears about the U.S.-China trade conflict kept gains in check and pushed the dollar higher.

EU court grants French banks capital reprieve against ECB decision

Jul 13 2018

European Union’s top court granted six French banks an exemption from holding capital against deposits parked with a state-owned fund, overturning a decision by the European Central Bank.

ECB sees rates at record low levels for as long as needed: Minutes

Jul 12 2018

Euro zone interest rates will remain at their current level for as long as needed to raise inflation and the European Central Bank’s guidance should be seen as “open-ended”, ECB policymakers concluded in June according to minutes of their meeting published on Thursday.

ECB defends stimulus scheme from German court challenge

Jul 10 2018

ECB defended its 2.6 trillion-euro bond-buying program before EU’s top court from accusations it was bankrolling govts and endangering taxpayer money.

Euro members consider more super-long borrowing as ECB mulls bond 'twist'

Jul 09 2018

Belgium hopes to sell bonds with super long maturities soon, while bankers say several other euro zone governments and state-linked bodies may follow suit as the European Central Bank mulls pushing long term borrowing rates even lower.

Euro zone business activity brighter in June but clouds linger: PMI

Jul 04 2018

IHS Markit’s Final Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index for the euro zone, seen as a good overall indicator of growth, rose to 54.9 in June from May’s 54.1.

Halfway into 2018, wary European funds cut equities to 19-month low: Reuters poll

Jun 29 2018

Halfway through 2018, trade tension and concern about economic growth have turned European fund managers wary on equities, with allocations falling to 19-month lows.

ECB mulls small 'Twist' to keep borrowing costs low: Sources

Jun 29 2018

ECB is considering buying more long-dated bonds from next year to keep euro zone borrowing costs in check even after it stops pumping money into economy, sources told Reuters.

Latvia charges central bank chief Rimsevics with accepting a bribe

Jun 28 2018

Latvia’s central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics has been charged with soliciting and accepting a bribe following a four-month-long investigation, the Prosecutor General’s office said.

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