European Central Bank


  • QE in EU is like 'morphine' in 'hospital ward'     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    The European Central Bank introducing quantitative easing into the EU economy is like "morphine", giving the euro zone temporary relief but not fixing the underlying problem, says Michael O'Sullivan, CIO, UK & EMEA at Credit Suisse Private Bank.

  • Bundesbank warns on ECB bubbles     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

    Investors should be aware of bubbles forming in some asset classes, Claudia Buch, deputy president of the Bundesbank warned, as expectations grow that the ECB will step up its aggressive monetary policy.

  • ECB likely to purchase SSAs: Nordea     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:10 AM ET

    Jesper Bargmann,Head of Trading in Asia at Nordea Markets, explains what more stimulus from the central bank means for the euro.

  • Do German bonds face Japanification? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:17 PM ET

    The euro zone's disinflation has spurred fears of Japan-style deflation, possibly keeping yields on the German bund depressed for the long haul.

  • Deflation is not a major risk: Bundesbank     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Claudia Buch, deputy president at the Bundesbank, says the central bank doesn't think a disinflationary scenario in the euro zone is "imminent".

  • ECB to step in and save the day?     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Anatoli Annenkov, senior European economist at Societe Generale discusses what quantitative easing can really do for the European economy, especially for Germany.

  • Europe following 'horrors' of 90s Japan: Pro     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Trevor Greetham, asset allocation director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, and Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, discuss the deflationary issues facing Europe and the similarity with Japan in the 1990s.

  • Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jefferies, explains how the crash in commodity prices is impacting central bank policy in Asia.

  • Cheap credit in Europe, China: Too little, too late? Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    Central banks in Europe and China on Friday announced moves to ease credit. But the action may have limited impact.

  • China's 'big surprise' rate move     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on China's interest rate cut and the ECB's dovish comments. And the FMHR traders have the play on oil.

  • Draghi now has to deliver: Pro     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading talks about the European Central Bank's announcement that it will start buying asset-backed securities, and says that Draghi now has basically committed to quantitative easing.

  • ECB begins buying asset-backed securities Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    The ECB has started buying asset-backed securities, it said on Friday, in a move to encourage banks to lend and revive the economy.

  • ECB begins buying asset-backed securities     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    This is QE lite reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with the latest news from Europe's central bank.

  • Central banks' 'Game of Thrones'     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, shares his thoughts on global central bank policies following Mario Draghi's QE comments, and China's rate cut.

  • Draghi lacks credibility: Pro     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors, discusses the ECB's decision to expand its balance sheet and why he is "confused" by Mario Draghi's statements.

  • China cuts rates, Draghi ready to act     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports China is cutting interest rates and liberalizing deposit rates, and the ECB's Mario Draghi signals the central bank is ready to tackle low inflation.

  • Comments from ECB's Draghi boost stocks     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 5:51 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said today policymakers are ready to act fast to combat low inflation. Wall Street will also get another batch of retail earnings.

  • John W. Krey, International Investment Analyst at S&P Capital IQ says ECB president Mario Draghi needs to "step up and expand" its bond-buying program.

  • ECB must act to tackle low inflation: Draghi Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:28 AM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi talks in Naples, October 2, 2014.

    The euro zone is likely to stay stagnant and the ECB stands ready to act fast to combat low inflation, says President Mario Draghi.

  • Gareth Davies, Head of ABS of JPMorgan says that the ECB's covered bond program will be the "start of something significant".