European Central Bank


  • 'Don't fight the Fed', buy equities: Pro     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:12 AM ET

    Beat Wittmann, CEO of TCMG Asset Management, says not to fight the QE-fueled equity rally in the U.S. and Europe, especially as the ECB is likely to introduce further monetary stimulus.

  • What's needed to spur further easing from ECB     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, discusses his expectations for the euro zone inflation data due late Friday and how that will affect the European Central Bank's easing timeline.

  • European bank officials weigh QE 'shock and awe' Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    A euro logo next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

    The ECB is facing a critical debate about whether to embark on an American-style quantitative easing program. Here are the implications.

  • ECB weighing QE     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses what the latest housing and GDP data says about the U.S. economy and if the ECB will pursue QE.

  • Euro zone 'not designed' for QE: Pro     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, says the euro zone is "not designed" for quantitative easing due to all the legal considerations and doubts whether the policy can stimulate growth.

  • ECB vs BOJ: Which central bank will ease first?     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:20 PM ET

    Don Hanna, Asia Managing Director of Hanna-Roubini Global Economics, explains why the Bank of Japan will introduce stimulus before the European Central Bank.

  • ECB can afford to be patient on easing: Barclays     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:46 PM ET

    Mitul Kotecha, Head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, says European inflation data due this week won't be weak enough to prompt more stimulus.

  • Soft period ahead for US stocks: Expert     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO of Jevons Global, explains how the European Central Bank could cause Wall Street to see lackluster trading in the coming months.

  • ECB action tied to Friday's inflation numbers Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    Janet Yellen speaks with Mario Draghi during the Jackson Hole economic symposium.

    European Central Bank is unlikely to take new action next week—unless inflation figures show a significant sinking towards deflation, sources said.

  • History doesn't favor this rally, says Art Cashin Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Art Cashin

    The lack of volume in this market might make it hard for the rally to continue, says veteran trader Art Cashin.

  • ECB intervention to propel markets: Pro     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Discussing market momentum and where the markets go from here, with Stephen Wood, Russell Investments chief market strategist, and Chad Morganlander, Stifel portfolio manager.

  • Should the ECB start a QE program?     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Stephen Cohen, chief investment strategist at iShares EMEA, says quantitative easing from the ECB would not make that big a difference on euro zone yields but would push risk assets higher.

  • Trichet on Germany's current account surplus     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Jean Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank, says "it would be better" for Germany to post a smaller current account surplus and invest more in the domestic economy.

  • French government reshuffle 'necessary': Trichet     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Jean Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank, says it was "unacceptable" for former French economy minister Arnaud Montebourg to criticize the government, adding his replacement Emmanuel Macron will instil confidence.

  • ECB has policy to deliver before QE: Trichet     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Jean Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank, says the ECB has already announced policies that it needs to implement before it considers quantitative easing.

  • Governments can't prevent ECB actions: Trichet     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Jean Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank, says the ECB is an "independent institution" and no government can block it from taking action.

  • For bonds, the key central bank now isn't the Fed Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:01 AM ET

    Market-watchers are parsing the Fed's every word for clues on where bond yields are headed, but the ECB may be in the driver's seat.

  • ECB set to hold fire on further easing: ANZ     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:45 PM ET

    Before the measures implemented in June take effect, the European Central Bank is unlikely to roll out further easing policies, says Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ.

  • S&P takes flight again; can US data keep it there? Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:49 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors are trying to get the S&P 500 Index through 2000 again, but I'm not sure there is a catalyst to keep it there given the mixed data.

  • Should markets brace for another ECB letdown?     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Greg Matwejev, Director, FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge, says the euro is positioned for disappointment from the central bank next week.