European Central Bank


  • Is it time for ‘shadow bank’ stress tests? Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    Man counting money

    A leading member of Germany’s Bundesbank has backed U.S. calls for unregulated “shadow banking” to be subjected to stress-testing.

  • Euro falls on Greece debt worries, dollar rebounds Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 4:17 PM ET

    The euro slumped against the dollar on worries over whether Greece would secure aid before it runs out of cash in three weeks.

  • Is the euro zone getting stronger?   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Is the euro zone getting stronger?

    David Stubbs, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, talks about the European economy and how there's been "real improvement" in some economies.

  • Euro zone deflation top risk for world ratings: Fitch Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:37 AM ET
    Price reductions in Berlin, Germany

    Deflation in the euro zone is a bigger risk to credit ratings across the world than the fall in the price of oil, Fitch Ratings reported Monday.

  • Play corporate bonds for the short term: Goldman Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 11:27 PM ET

    While corporate bonds may not look terribly attractive amid rising rate expectations, Goldman tips a good performance – but only in the short term.

  • The ECB's put – explained by Draghi Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 8:11 PM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi

    Investors in euro-denominated assets can get insights from important points that European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi made.

  • Dollar ends week lower after Yellen comments Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:23 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar edged lower against a basket of major currencies on Friday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • Is ECB's QE a success?   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Is ECB's QE a success?

    Philippe Gudin, chief European economist at Barclays, discusses the latest on the European Central Bank, saying that quantitative easing seems to be a success by how the markets are reacting.

  • Dollar rallies, traders revisit bullish bets Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    The dollar was on track for its biggest one-day gain against the euro in a week on Thursday after traders reestablished bullish bets on the greenback.

  • Dollar recovers against euro; 2015 rate hike eyed Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:05 PM ET
    The U.S. dollar and Euro currencies

    The dollar rebounded against the euro on persistent bullishness toward the greenback tied to divergent monetary policies between the U.S. and Europe.

  • Greece cash will run out April 20 if...: Report Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:38 AM ET
    Greece debt crisis

    Greece will run out of money by April 20 unless it receives fresh aid from creditors, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • Beware a taper tantrum…after ECB QE? Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 2:04 AM ET
    James Bullard, president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.

    Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things in life. Especially when it is to a friend who has brought you joy, peace of mind and ... profits.

  • The dollar fell for a second straight session against a basket of major currencies after traders unwound bullish dollar positions.

  • Germany not to blame for Greece's problems: Tsipras Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras following talks at the Chancellery in Berlin March 23, 2015.

    Greece's firebrand far-left leader struck a consolatory note on Monday, saying it was wrong to blame foreigners for the country's problems.

  • Vamvakidis: ECB's doing a good job so far   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Vamvakidis: ECB's doing a good job so far

    Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch, says the European Central Bank has done enough so far to strike a balance between the banking and sovereign sectors.

  • Draghi: How to monitor risk   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Draghi: How to monitor risk

    At the European Parliament, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, talks about what measures will be implemented to monitor financial stability risks in the euro area.

  • Draghi: ECB will not create rules for Greece   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Draghi: ECB will not create rules for Greece

    At the European Parliament, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, says the ECB is acting toward its mandate, is a rules-based institution and will not create rules for Greece.

  • Draghi: Portugal is 'reaping the benefits'   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Draghi: Portugal is 'reaping the benefits'

    When asked about financial stability, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, responds to the current situation with Portugal, and answers whether he thinks the ECB is blackmailing Greece.

  • Why US companies are selling record euro debt Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    A financial trader monitors data on computer screens as a desktop television shows euro currency banknotes at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Depressed yields in Europe are attracting record debt sales by U.S. multinationals, the Financial Times reports.

  • This is what could drive stocks this week Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:49 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currency markets in the week ahead.