European Central Bank


  • Still 'substantial risk' in euro zone: Pro     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, and Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, discuss the euro zone and what is needed for stronger growth.

  • The key to supercharging the dollar rally Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    The dollar is strong and things could heat up even further for foreign exchange as global central bankers convene in Jackson Hole.

  • Awash with cash, world economies take turn for worse Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:57 PM ET

    In a world preoccupied by crises, the global economy has taken something of a back seat. But there are signs it is in trouble despite being awash with cash from low interest rates.

  • Richard Kelly, head of European rates at TD Securities, says the euro zone is "one global recession away" from being stuck in deflation.

  • Bad Europe GDP data may be good news: Pro     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:13 PM ET

    Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, says the euro zone's subpar growth data may spur further easing measures from the European Central Bank.

  • Do markets need to rejig rate expectations? Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    After a slew of bad data across the globe, the market may need to rejig its expectations for the end of easy monetary policy, some analysts said.

  • Can a weak German GDP spur more EU reforms?     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, says that a weak German GDP number would be an opportunity for Germany and the ECB to push France and Italy towards more structural reforms.

  • 'Draghi is walking a dangerous game': PIMCO     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:16 PM ET

    Mihir Worah, Deputy CIO of PIMCO, says the European Central Bank's decision to keep rates unchanged is dangerous amid geopolitical risks in Ukraine and low inflation in Italy.

  • Why geopolitics failed to result in ECB action     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 6:47 PM ET

    Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist at FXCM, says Russia's retaliatory sanctions may boost inflation in Europe which can discourage the central bank from more easing.

  • 'Hard to assess' geopolitical impact: Draghi     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    The TLTROs should result in a "significant expansion in credit", says Mario Draghi, president of the ECB. He also discusses how geopolitical events could impact the euro area.

  • Mario Draghi, ECB president, says euro zone governments should continue to consolidate their fiscal policies and to implement structural reforms focusing on "fostering private investments".

  • ECB president, Mario Draghi, explains why the central bank chose to leave its interest rates unchanged and reiterates the bank's commitment to "use unconventional measures" if needed.

  • Russian retaliation rattles EU markets     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity, and Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, share their outlook on global markets after sanctions prompted Russia to ban imports of meat, fish, milk and fruit from the U.S., European Union, and others.

  • Draghi in a 'difficult position': Professor     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Reint Gropp, finance professor at Goethe University Frankfurt, says ECB head Mario Draghi is in a "difficult position" as he tries to tackle disinflation in the euro zone.

  • Euro zone can learn from us: Lithuania Governor Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 2:40 AM ET
    Vilnius, Lithuania

    The euro zone has “no future” without reforms, the head of the Bank of Lithuania told CNBC ahead of his country’s accession next January.

  • QE would cause 'uproar' in Germany: Expert     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Professor Peter Bofinger, member of the German Council of Economic Experts, says quantitative easing by the ECB could push Bund yields lower and cause "uproar" in Germany.

  • Euro zone is not sick: Bank of Lithuania head     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Vitas Vasiliauskas, governor of the Bank of Lithuania, says the euro zone is not sick but countries need to carry out structural reform to "survive".

  • Will geopolitics spur more ECB action?     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 10:48 PM ET

    With geopolitics weighing on the euro, there's now a greater need for aggressive easing from the European Central Bank, says Hamish Pepper, Forex Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays.

  • Why Europe may need more ECB intervention     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:18 PM ET

    Stephen Davies, CEO of Javelin Wealth Management, says retaliatory sanctions from Russia may heighten the need for more interventionist policies from the European Central Bank.

  • ECB leaves benchmark interest rate unchanged     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The European Central Bank has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.15 percent. James Ashley, chief economist at RBC Capital Markets, discusses what to expect from Mario Draghi's press conference.