European Central Bank


  • QE needs to start early and 'be big': Economist     Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Janet Henry, chief European economist at HSBC, says that quantitative easing worked in the U.S. and U.K. but that in order for it to work in Europe, the ECB would need "to go big".

  • Why Treasurys may be this quarter’s best bet Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 9:38 PM ET

    The market widely expects Treasury prices to fall as Fed tightening inches closer, but contrarian bets that bonds will continue to rise are emerging.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Two economies     Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    Discussing challenges in Europe and China, and strength in the U.S. economy, with Tom Essaye, Kinsale Trading; John Manley, Wells Fargo Funds Management; Chad Morganlander, Stifel; and Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital.

  • 'Deflation is very tricky': Wilbur Ross     Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Monetary policy alone can't deal with the threat of deflation, says Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO at WL Ross & Co, arguing that ECB president, Mario Draghi, is right to call for structural reforms.

  • What the IMF meeting should really focus on Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen at the IMF headquarters building in Washington.

    It's not just about financial stability, says UBS investment chief Simon Smiles. Here's what the IMF should really focus on at its meeting this week.

  • ECB ABS purchases: Short-term buying case?     Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Louis Gargour, chief investment officer at LNG Capital, says investors could buy some of the asset-backed security tranches the European Central Bank is planning to purchase.

  • Don't fight the ECB: Is there yield in Europe? Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany

    Even though interest rates in Europe are widely expected to stay in negative territory for a while, some analysts are still finding yield plays.

  • ECB policy shift 'belated': Pro     Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Paul Sheard, chief global economist at Standard & Poor's, says the European Central Bank's plans to expand its balance sheet is "belated".

  • The dollar climbed to a more than four-year peak on Friday after a report showing the U.S. economy created more jobs than expected last month.

  • Will Fed doves still cry after healthy jobs data? Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Sign outside a Home Depot store in Hawthorne, New York.

    The jobs report had some healthy numbers, but is it enough to convince the Federal Reserve to hike rates sooner rather than later?

  • Europe's economy sick and getting worse     Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at Europe's economic woes and why the problems are now at the EU's core.

  • Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, discusses the tension between the ECB and Germany over monetary policy.

  • Iain Stealey, fixed income fund manager at JPMorgan Asset Management, discusses the euro and how best to invest in bonds following the latest ECB meeting.

  • Don't underestimate ECB's plan: Pro     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    While details remain vague, the ECB's asset purchase program could be powerful, says Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics.

  • ECB's Draghi not doing enough: Strategist     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:18 PM ET

    Jeffrey Kleintop, Chief Global Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab, says the European Central Bank is failing with its plan to save the euro zone from stagnation and deflation.

  • Lothar Mentel, chief investment officer at Tatton Investment Management, says the ECB will have "no choice" but to introduce further stimulus.

  • Weak euro allows ECB to stay pat: Pro     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 6:27 PM ET

    Clem Chambers, Chief Executive Officer at ADVFN, says the European Central Bank is "reserving firepower for later" after achieving its aim in weakening the euro.

  • US oil reverses course, ends near $91 Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    Crude recovered from a steep drop, with West Texas Intermediate pulling back from its lowest in at least a year.

  • IMF's Lagarde: Global economy weaker     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, gave a bearish outlook on the global economy, and expressed concern about an escalation in Ukraine and of the Ebola virus.

  • Is the ECB preparing for 'outright QE'?     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Fredrik Nerbrand, head of global asset allocation at HSBC, and Jeremy Stretch, head of foreign exchange strategy at CIBC, discuss the latest ECB meeting and euro zone inflation expectations.