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  • EU's Barroso: Europe will avoid recession Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barrosso

    Barroso said the European Commission fully supports the ECB, emphasizing that it should do everything it can to fight deflation.

  • European Union can be proud: Barroso     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, outlines the resilience of the European Union.

  • Europe will avoid recession: Barroso     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    As growth worries return to Europe, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, discusses ECB policies, and risks to Europe's economy.

  • ECB won't reach balance sheet target: Pro     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says that the ECB's reluctance to use quantitative easing means the central bank is likely to "fall short" of its balance sheet expansion target.

  • Dariusz Kowalczyk, Senior Economist & Strategist at Credit Agricole, expects the euro to gravitate towards 1.20 against the greenback by end-2015. He also explains his bearish bet on the Indonesian rupiah.

  • TLTRO not the end of ECB stimulus: Pro     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Ricardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, says the ECB's TLTRO is not the last of the stimulus measures the central bank will introduce.

  • What the Fed's dream trade looks like Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 26, 2014.

    The Fed just might have triggered an early look at its dream trade—where short-term yields rise gradually and longer term rates rise more slowly.

  • European markets closes higher     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Thursday's trading session as exchanges close higher on Fed relief, and the Swiss National Bank declares it is "determined" to cap the rise in the Swiss franc.

  • Is the TLTRO disappointing?     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marc Ostwald, strategist at ADM Investor Services, comments on the ECB's cheap loan program and says that doing anything before the asset quality review "was always going to be a problem".

  • ECB doles out cheap loans to banks, fuels QE hopes Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:37 AM ET
    A euro logo next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

    The ECB doled out 82.6 billion euros ($106.3 billion) in cheap loans to banks on Thursday, and released details of a new rotation system for its Governing Council.

  • Why stocks and bonds see Fed outlook differently Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:03 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Bonds sold off as traders read the Fed's new rate forecasts as slightly more aggressive, but dovish comments from Yellen and the Fed statement drove stocks up.

  • TLTRO auction could be 'disappointing': Pro     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Justin Knight, head of European rates strategy at UBS, says the demand for the European Central Bank's TLTROs could be below market expectations.

  • Bond market hears Fed hawks; stocks see doves Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Bonds sold off after traders read the Fed's new rate forecasts as slightly more aggressive, but dovish comments from Yellen and the Fed statement drove stocks up.

  • TLTRO unlikely to boost lending?     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, says that the ECB's TLTRO won't boost lending to SMEs and that European banks already have "plenty of liquidity".

  • Stress tests to challenge banks' political defenses Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:50 PM ET
    The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany

    For the first time since its financial crisis, Europe is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with strong political connections.

  • Is the German economy slowing down?     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    David Nowakowski, senior director of research at Roubini Global Economics, says the ECB is ¿explicit¿ in its desire for a weaker euro. He discusses what implications that has for the German economy.

  • OECD's euro zone downgrade is overdue: Pro     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:10 PM ET

    Joerg Kraemer, Chief Economist of Commerzbank, agrees with the OECD's move to cut growth forecasts for the euro zone and says the European Central Bank is being overly optimistic.

  • Can Super Mario buff up this tarnished asset class? Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    ECB President Mario Draghi

    After being blamed for the subprime mortgage crisis, will the ECB’s new bond-buying program rejuvenate the much-maligned asset-backed security?

  • Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann says he is "skeptical" about the European Central Bank's purchases of asset-backed securities as it transfers risks to the taxpayers.

  • Wall Street view on Fed rate hikes changing Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Federal Reserve is increasingly expected to send a more hawkish message when it meets next week.