European Central Bank


  • Why the ECB should buy corporate debt  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 3:25 AM ET

    Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbones, explains why it makes more sense for the European Central Bank to buy corporate debt rather than sovereign bonds.

  • Does Europe need structural reform?  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    At the EU summit, CNBC's Hadley Gamble talks to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb on whether Europe needs structural reform.

  • Presidential vote could still reach 180 votes  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Discussing last night's presidential vote in Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, minister of administrative reform and e-governance in Greece says he believes that there is still a "fighting chance" for the coalition government to get the 180 votes.

  • Fed on track to raise rates this summer: Survey Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    Results of the CNBC Fed Survey suggest that the market senses a commitment by the central bank to begin hiking interest rates next year.

  • Central banks can't beat deflation alone  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Discussing the possibility of introducing full-blown quantitative easing in Europe, Patrick Spencer, MD and Director of International Institutional Equity Sales at Baird, says that if the euro zone economy continues to deteriorate, then central banks need QE, as they don¿t have the tools to fight deflation.

  • Why European growth will stabilize in 2015  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Atul Lele, CIO at Deltec International Group, expects growth in the euro zone to stabilize due to significant stimulus that are being poured into the economy by policymakers.

  • 3 things to watch before the end of 2014 Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    Here are three things to watch in the final weeks of 2014, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari.

  • Will ECB QE sort out the euro zone's problems?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Jacques Cailloux, chief European economist at Nomura, says he is concerned that the European Central Bank's easing measures won't meet the investment needed by the euro zone economy.

  • Can we expect bolder actions from ECB?  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at Insead, discusses whether opposition from Germany could hinder the European Central Bank from launching additional stimulus measures.

  • Full-blown QE in Europe? This expert says impossible  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    Mark Grant, Managing Director at Southwest Securities, says divisions among euro zone countries will likely impede the roll out of quantitative easing.

  • Tumbling oil prices see Norway cut interest rates Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    Norway's central bank cut interest rates to prop up an economy ailing from falling offshore investments, lower oil prices and weak growth in Europe.

  • Greek stocks plunge further as elections loom Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    Snap elections are the best way to ensure stability in Greece, a senior policymaker told CNBC, despite stocks falling nearly 13% on news of the vote.

  • When will the ECB pull the trigger on full QE?  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    After ECB's data on the take-up of TLTROs, Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management says this could be "euro-positive", as it creates the idea of a delay in full QE.

  • Will QE have 'pixie dust' effects for Europe?  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Quantitative easing was a success for the U.S., however will full-blown QE provide the same results for Europe? Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, considers this further.

  • TLTRO auction will be a 'huge failure': Pro  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Markus Schomer, chief economist at PineBridge Investments, says the European Central Bank's TLTRO program is "ill-designed" and will be a "huge failure".

  • If TLTRO fails, ECB will need to buy more assets: Pro  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Robert Kuenzel, euro area economist at Daiwa Capital Markets, says if the TLTRO does not live up to its hype, then the European Central Bank will have to think about buying more assets through a quantitative easing program.

  • Greece vs. ECB's bond buying  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    With the announcement of Greece's political uncertainty, Silvio Peruzzo, European economist at Nomura discusses how this could impact sovereign bond buying.

  • Greek issues won't stop ECB QE: BoFAML  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Gilles Moec, head of developed Europe economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says renewed problems in Greece's economy won't be enough to stop the European Central Bank pushing ahead with further stimulus measures.

  • Cramer: We're at 'considerable time'  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses the Fed's "considerable time" language and provides his perspective on the outlook for oil.

  • EU's outlook for 2015: Which sectors will thrive?  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Discussing Europe's economic outlook in 2015, Kerry Craig, market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, sees a promising recovery, with consumer stocks and banks benefiting the most.