European Central Bank


  • ECB action 'couple of months' away: Ex-board member Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    ECB President Mario Draghi is preparing the way for monetary easing, a former member of the central bank told CNBC on Friday

  • Draghi 'preparing market' for action: Pro     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, former member of the executive board at the European Central Bank, says the central bank will take action "soon".

  • ECB need to take 'credible action': Pro     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Salman Ahmed, strategist at Lombard Odier, warns that the ECB faces a "severe test" from the market if it does not back its rhetoric with credible action in the coming months.

  • Draghi hits back at IMF as ECB holds fire Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), gestures while speaking during a news conference at the bank's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

    ECB President Mario Draghi took a swipe at the IMF on Thursday, as he defended the central bank's decision to keep monetary policy unchanged for another month.

  • Why the ECB should not use quantitative easing     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob Parker, senior adviser at Credit Suisse, and Philip Tyson, rates strategist at ICAP, say the ECB is more likely to implement negative rates or LTRO than it is to use quantitative easing.

  • China 'panicking' in face of sluggish growth: Chanos Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 9:27 AM ET
    Jim Chanos, president and founder of Kynikos Associates.

    Short-seller Jim Chanos tells CNBC that China is "panicking" now that its economy faces a slowdown and lending bubble.

  • Weak domestic demand, geopolitics and insufficient structural reforms remain the main risks to the European economic outlook says ECB president Mario Draghi.

  • Interest rates left unchanged: ECB     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest details on Mario Draghi's news conference, where the European Central Bank confirmed rates will remain at current levels, as Draghi hints at using unconventional methods.

  • ECB will act 'swiftly' if needed: Draghi     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    ECB President, Mario Draghi, explains why the bank chose to keep its rates unchanged and adds that it stands ready to use "unconventional" tools to cope with the risk of a "too prolonged period of low inflation."

  • Thorsten Polleit, chief economist at Degussa Goldhandel, says fear of deflation will force the European Central Bank to act in the future, despite the central bank keeping interest rates on hold in April.

  • ECB holds key interest rate at 0.25%     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, gives his reaction to the European Central Bank's decision to keep its main interest rate on hold.

  • Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation into a recent $400 million fraud involving Citi's Banamex, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • What's will Draghi do?     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    Expectations are rates will remain unchanged despite inflation concerns, reports CNBC's Annette Weisbach.

  • IMF calls on ECB to act amid 'low inflation'     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 6:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors remain cautious ahead of the European Central Bank's decision on interest rates.

  • Why this ECB meeting is 'really important'     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Lutz-Peter Wilke, director and portfolio manager at Blackrock, expects Draghi to take a more dovish tone on Thursday and discusses what other tools the ECB could use ¿ including the minutes of its meetings.

  • Don't expect ECB action today: Pro     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:45 AM ET

    Thomas Harjes, senior European economist at Barclays, says the European Central Bank is unlikely to act on Thursday.

  • Don Smith, rates strategist at ICAP, says falling euro zone bond yields are "undermining" the European Central Bank's sense of urgency to act.

  • Euro will see 'mini rollercoaster' ride: Pro     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the euro will gain support ahead of the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday, but could weaken during the press conference after.

  • What does the ECB need to do?     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:18 AM ET

    Key European figures tell CNBC what they think the European Central Bank needs to do on Thursday.

  • Why the ECB will ignore the IMF's easing call     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    Tom Rogers, Senior Economic Adviser to the Ernst & Young Eurozone Forecast, explains why the European Central Bank is unlikely to ease policy at its meeting on Thursday.

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