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  • Activist Draghi rings alarm bells in Germany Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    BERLIN, June 6- Mario Draghi's bid to jump-start Europe's economy by pushing interest rates to record lows has been greeted with dismay in Germany, his policy denounced as a "risky therapy" that could fuel U.S.-style asset bubbles and discourage reform in crisis-hit euro states.

  • BRUSSELS, April 21- Jacques de Larosiere says he is an isolated and modest man. An eminence grise as respected among France's political elite as in the heart of the law-drafting European Commission, de Larosiere finds himself at the nexus of finance and rulemaking, treading a fine line between lobbying and advice.

  • *Draghi sees euro zone deflation risks as "quite limited". *Japan experience shows how deflation can gradually take hold. FRANKFURT/ WASHINGTON, March 14- Meeting students at the University of Amsterdam in April last year, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi extolled the virtues of courage, recalling a story his father had told him:.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 06 Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Institute of Internal Finance/G20 conference in Australia. Speakers: Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Ali Babacan, Financial Stability Board Secretary General, Svein Andresen, U.S. Department of the Treasury Assistant Secretary, Marisa Lago and South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 4 Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks in Washington. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speech on "U.S.

  • CORRECTED-DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 04 Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    BRUSSELS- Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council. CASCAIS, Portugal- ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet participates in a panel discussion on "Fixing finance" in Cascais- 1020 GMT. TOKYO- Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speaks in Tokyo on "The German economy and the euro zone"- 0300 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 04 Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    BRUSSELS- Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council. CASCAIS, Portugal- ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet participates in a panel discussion on "Fixing finance" in Cascais- 1020 GMT. TOKYO- Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speaks in Tokyo on "The German economy and the euro zone"- 0300 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Feb 28 Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    BRUSSELS- OECD organizes a public debate on "The Euro Area at a crossroads: Policies for growth, jobs and competitiveness". **LUXEMBOURG- ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch will hold a keynote speech at The Luxembourg Renminbi Forum- 1300 GMT. **LONDON- ECB governing council member Ewald Nowotny gives Golden Series lecture at OMFIF in London- 0700 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Feb 25 Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Fathom Consulting Monetary Policy Forum with Bank of England Former Monetary Policy Members DeAnne Julius, John Gieve and Andrew Sentance- 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT- Eurogroup Working Group head Thomas Wieser gives speech on " Europe's financial architecture: delivering on stability" at Goethe University- 1130 GMT.

  • Trichet: 'Totally absurd' not to raise debt limit Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank

    The former president of the European Central Bank also told CNBC the shutdown signals "enormous difficulty" for the nation's democratic processes.

  • Former ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet joins CNBC's Rick Santelli to discuss how the euro zone's reforms helped labor.

  • ECB Set to Cut Economic Forecasts, but Not Rates Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 2:23 AM ET
    Part of the giant euro sign outside the Eurotower, home of the European Central Bank, in Willy-Brand-Platz, Innenstadt district.

    The European Central Bank is likely to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday but may offer clues on its policy path for next year with updated forecasts likely to present a grim outlook for the euro zone economy in 2013.

  • Trichet: Draghi Program Will Work     Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 7:14 AM ET

    Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president, explains why Europe's financial crisis is a crisis of advanced economies as well, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    The euro zone’s debt crisis is just the center of an “adjustment” which is affecting all advanced economies, former European Central Bank (ECB) President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC.

  • ECB Shows Signs of Bailout Flexibility Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 2:47 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Ten days after becoming Irish finance minister last March, Michael Noonan spoke with Jean-Claude Trichet, then the chief at the European Central Bank, and told him what his Fine Gael party had been telling voters for weeks: the new government intended to force losses on holders of senior Irish bank debt, the Financial Times reports.

  • At the ECB, a Change in Style but Not in Policy Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:56 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Market watchers, journalists and self-declared ECB experts of all ilk have fostered the long-cherished (and equally long misguided) view that ECB council members walk into the meetings waving the flag of their respective countries. They don´t.

  • Trichet Lauds ECB's Lending Hand     Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    The European Central Bank's recent lending facility was a good decision, says Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president.

  • ECB Won't Take Debt 'Haircut': Jean-Claude Trichet Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    During Europe's financial crisis the European Central Bank has been "an anchor of stability and confidence," former president Jean-Claude Trichet said.

  • Vultures Would 'Love to Exploit' Euro Weakness Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 6:57 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Following the daily swings of the euro zone debt crisis, it can be difficult to focus on the long-term, bigger picture.

  • Next Crisis? Why Markets Are Worried About Italy Now Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    The markets are making it clear they think Italy will be better off financially if the country’s Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, steps down. There’s a reason for that.