×

Central Banks European Central Bank

  • Mario Monti on Italy's Economic Future

    Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy, discusses his meeting with President Obama: "The goal was to explain to the President what Italy is doing in terms of budgetary discipline but also for preparing for conditions for growth."

  • life_saver_ring_200.jpg

    If Greece doesn't have to pay what it owes, why should anyone?

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    The setback on the Greek austerity plan is sapping euro strength.

  • Global Markets Update: Greek Police Union Threatens to Arrest EU, IMF Officials

    Markets in Europe are mostly down as Greek opposition to the austerity plan heats up. Bank stocks are among the biggest losers. Spain approves sweeping labor market reforms. Four Greek ministers resign in protest over the new austerity package. Greece's police union threatens to issue arrest warrants for EU, IMF officials.

  • Greek protesters threw stones and firebombs at riot police who responded with tear gas in Athens on February 10 as clashes erupted on the sidelines of a protest against new austerity cuts.

    After appearing to be resolved, Greece's bailout is unraveling again. Renewed fears of a Greek default sparked a broad selloff in financial markets Friday.

  • Site of UPS cargo plane crash, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    The danger of disaster in the financial markets has receded since the start of the year, after additional liquidity injections, one strategist told CNBC Friday.

  • fx_fix_1_200.jpg

    Greek drama staggers on, and risk appetite sags - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Larry Summers: Greece Needs Access to Euro

    Laurence Summers, former Treasury Secretary, weighs in on Greece's stability, saying if Greece is not a part of the euro, they will not likely have access to the ECB, which would have consequences on the stability of the Greek banking system.

  • Global Markets Update: European Markets Follow Asia Lower

    S&P 500 futures point to New York stocks declining 0.5 per cent at the opening bell. European shares also fell today, dragged lower by banks on concerns about the outcome of the euro zone debt crisis after finance ministers imposed further conditions before approving a rescue package for Greece. Asian shares ended lower as investors remained concerned about Greece's commitment to debt restructuring.

  • Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against plans for new austerity measures on October 19, 2011 in Athens, Greece.

    For all the struggles that Greece has gone through to satisfy its demanding lenders, Europe’s troubles are not going away, the New York Times reports.

  • greece_flag_cracked_200.jpg

    Greek political leaders said they had clinched a deal on economic reforms and spending cuts needed to secure a second bailout, but euro zone finance ministers demanded more measures and a parliamentary seal of approval before providing the aid.

  • Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    The euro shrugged news of a Greek debt deal, but this strategist thinks the fun isn't over.

  • bank_vault_200.jpg

    Lots of people have written about how ridiculous it is that the Federal Reserve claims its loans to the European Central Bank are "secured."

  • fx_fix_1_200.jpg

    Greek talks go down to the wire, and central banks hold steady - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • European Union Flag

    The European Central Bank’s injection of cheap money into the European banking system last December has taken the pressure off the euro zone politicians for the moment, but they still have to take further action, a German economist told CNBC.

  • European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank is widely expected to leave interest rates on hold on Thursday, reassured by signs that the economy started 2012 on a brighter note and hopeful that more cheap loans to banks at the end of this month will get them lending to each other again.

  • Euro bills and coins

    The European Central Bank’s second injection of long-term liquidity into markets could reach as much as 1 trillion euros ($1.33 trillion), analysts predict.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Greek political leaders failed early on Thursday to sign off on a tough reform and austerity program, the price of a new international bailout for the nation, but Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said they would try to strike a deal within hours.

  • Unemployment

    Weekly jobless claims is the big number for markets Thursday, as Greece edges closer to a rescue package.

  • European Central Bank

    Stephen Fidler at the Wall Street Journal outlines a plan for the European Central Bank to accept less than face value on the Greek bonds it has purchased.