It is "not normal" that both sides of the Atlantic do not have the same set of rules, says Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president, commenting on the BNP Paribas fine.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During Europe's financial crisis the European Central Bank has been "an anchor of stability and confidence," former president Jean-Claude Trichet said.
Following the daily swings of the euro zone debt crisis, it can be difficult to focus on the long-term, bigger picture.
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.
Stubbornly high euro zone inflation data on Monday reinforced money market bets that the European Central Bank will wait until December to cut interest rates. That sentiment was echoed by Hedgeye Risk Management CEO Keith McCullough.
A month-long rally for stocks and a European Union deal on its debt crisis have lifted investors' mood, but at least one economist is amazed at the reaction to Europe’s latest attempt to solve its sovereign debt woes.
"We said from the very beginning that is was something which was potentially very important and that one should not underestimate the gravity of the situation... we were not pleasing a lot of interlocutors including the governments that had a tendency to say 'no it's not that important, it's not a big deal' and so forth and I would say that unfortunately experience has proved that our diagnosis was right," Jean Claude Trichet, outgoing head of the European Central Bank told CNBC in an interview.
Too many European Union leaders did not understand the gravity of the Greek debt situation following years of failure to adhere to rules on borrowing, the outgoing boss of the European Central Bank told CNBC.
The euro is a credible currency, and the euro zone as a whole has better economic fundamentals than the U.S. and Japan, Jean-Claude Trichet, the outgoing European Central Bank President, told TVN-CNBC in an interview Friday.
The finance chiefs of the world's leading economies opened the door Saturday for the International Monetary Fund to play a bigger role in fighting the eurozone's escalating debt troubles.
Discord over the euro zone crisis, currencies and global economic governance threatens to overshadow the Group of 20 finance ministers meeting in Paris on Friday and Saturday, the FT reports.
Should we feel confident that the crisis will soon be over? No. At least, nobody now sees the euro zone crisis as a little local difficulty. It has become the epicenter of an aftershock of the global financial crisis that could prove even more destructive than the initial earthquake, writes Martin Wolf in the FT.