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  • ECB can use more stimulus if needed: Draghi  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    The European Central Bank can use more "unconventional" stimulus measures to tackle low inflation, President Mario Draghi said at a press conference.

  • Euro zone structural reform needed: ECB's Draghi  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Euro zone countries need to implement "credible" structural reform which, alongside monetary policy, will help the region's economy, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says.

  • GDP projections revised downwards: ECB's Draghi  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Growth projections for the euro zone have been revised "substantially downwards", European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says.

  • ECB doesn't need unanimity for QE: Draghi  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says that all members of the governing council do not need to agree for quantitative easing to begin.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says that a low oil price could push the inflation rate lower.

  • Oil price 'unambiguously positive': ECB's Draghi  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says the low oil price will have a positive effect on the euro zone economy.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says there is enough evidence from the U.K. and U.S. that quantitative easing will be effective for the euro zone.

  • ECB has discussed buying everything but gold: Draghi  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says the governing council has talked about buying many assets apart from gold as part of a quantitative easing plan.

  • ECB leaves key rate unchanged at 0.05%  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, shares insight on the global currency markets, easing for Europe and the strong U.S. dollar.

  • The EU needs a bazooka, not a peashooter: Pro  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    The European Central Bank is currently taking "baby steps" towards quantitative easing, when really Europe needs a "bazooka", says Anthony Doyle, head of Fixed Income Investment Specialists at M&G Investments.

  • Monetary policy isn't enough for Europe  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    Ahead of the ECB meeting, Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, former member of ECB Executive Board discusses sovereign QE, saying that pushing monetary policy is not enough to revive the economy.

  • Bankia taps ECB funds to boost its lending  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    Spanish lender Bankia tapped 2.7 billion euros from the central bank to help it lend to new customers. Leopoldo Alvear, CFO at Bankia, gives CNBC the details.

  • Fed to raise rates in 2015?  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    External forces like the Bank of Japan and the ECB are extremely influential on the U.S. bond market and on the Fed's rate hike, says George Goncalves, managing director and head of US Rates Strategy at Nomura Securities Intl.

  • No ECB sovereign bond-buying today: Pro  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is more likely to announce sovereign bond-buying and further asset purchases in the first quarter of 2015, says Peter Schaffrik, head of European rates strategy at RBC Capital Markets.

  • Will Draghi change language at ECB meeting?  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi could give more hints about a potential sovereign bond-buying plan, according to Stephen Cohen, chief EMEA investment strategist for international fixed income and iShares at BlackRock.

  • How the ECB's decision impacts Asia  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Ben Collett, Head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, explains why Asian markets may not be impacted by the European Central Bank's meeting.

  • Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, explains why the bank won't announce any large purchase programs.

  • Why the ECB can't buy sovereign bonds  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 9:17 PM ET

    Kumar Palghat, Founder & Director at Kapstream, says the central bank can't appear to be showing favors to certain countries by purchasing sovereign bonds.

  • What to watch out for on ECB Thursday  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    Kathy Lien, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, says the European Central Bank may pre-announce new easing measures at Thursday's meeting.

  • Why the ECB will stand pat on policy  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    David Malpass, President at Encima Global, explains why more ECB asset purchases would not be helpful for the euro zone economy.