European Central Bank


  • '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.

  • Bull market will probably continue: Gartman Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    As stocks ended little changed Wednesday, noted investor Dennis Gartman said it's still a bull market, albeit a "quiet" one.

  • Italy back in recession     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says Italy and France are the euro zone's biggest concerns and that markets shouldn't expect the ECB to act until October.

  • Edward Hugh, independent economist, says that the Banco Espirito Santo bailout raises the question of whether a debt restructuring will be needed and who would be "carrying the can".

  • The underlying problems in Europe's southern economies have not been solved, says Hans-Werner Sinn, president at the Ifo Institute. He also criticizes the ECB potential use of quantitative easing.

  • Santelli Exchange: Jean-Claude Trichet on QE     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet, about how major central banks are influencing the private sector and stocks, post financial crisis.

  • What do investors fear most? The Fed's bubble Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

    When it comes to what investors think will spoil the 6-year-old bull market, most point directly to the Federal Reserve.

  • From ashes of this market, the dollar rises Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    As stocks spiral lower and bond yields tick higher, strategists say the dollar may finally be getting ready to flex some muscle.