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  • Euro could touch 110 by end of Q1: Citi  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:52 PM ET

    Richard Cochinos, Head of Americas G-10 FX Strategy at Citi, expects the euro to hit 110 against the greenback by end-March as the European Central Bank continues its dovish path amid a strengthening U.S. dollar.

  • ECB bond plan paints 'mixed picture': Pro  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:34 PM ET

    While quantitative easing can buy time for policymakers, it won't be able to solve structural issues that are plaguing Europe, says Adolfo Laurenti, MD & Deputy Chief Economist of Mesirow Financial.

  • 'Draghi initiated another bubble': Strategist  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:19 PM ET

    Robert Pavlik, Chief Market Strategist at Boston Private Wealth, calls the European Central Bank's massive stimulus package a "false start" and explains why he is staying away from European stocks.

  • Currency war: Who will be the casualties? Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    An employee counts fifty euro banknotes at his desk inside a Travelex store, operated by Travelex Holdings in London.

    Central banks are in combat mode. On the front lines: Europe, Denmark, Canada, Switzerland, Peru and India.

  • ECB bond plan won't fix Europe's economy Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:16 PM ET
    Job seekers wait in a line to enter an employment center before opening in Athens, Greece, Sept. 10, 2014.

    It's a start, but Europe's bond-buying plan won't cure the Continent's deepening economic stagnation.

  • European stocks likely benefit from QE: Pro  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:06 PM ET

    Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, discusses the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program announced today versus in 2008.

  • Santelli: Yields coming back  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses moves in bond prices and yields after the European Central Bank's announced bond buying program.

  • Europe: 'A place for all societies'  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    In light of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, Frans Timmermans, first Vice President of the European Commission, says the European Union's duty is to assure that all communities "feel at home and safe in Europe".

  • This currency war cannot go well: Art Cashin Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    The currency war is being played like a chess match, but that will eventually change, veteran trader Art Cashin told CNBC.

  • European stocks close higher on Draghi's QE plans  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets rallied on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced a full-scale bond-buying program of 60 billion euros.

  • Draghi pushes Europe bond yields, euro to new lows Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:04 PM ET
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), looks on during a news conference to announce the bank's interest rate decision at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

    Government borrowing rates across Europe fell to historic lows on Thursday after the ECB outlined plans for a full-scale bond-buying program.

  • Dalio, Cohn, Summers: The US is fine...for now Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Ray Dalio speaks with CNBC at the 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Prominent economic thinkers in Davos believe the U.S. economy is strong, but its ability to deal with the next crisis is in doubt.

  • We could buy Greek bonds in July: ECB's Draghi  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    European Central Bank president Mario Draghi says Greek bonds could be bought in July under its quantitative easing program.

  • Low oil price will help euro zone: Draghi  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says the low oil price will help the euro zone economy, but high unemployment is a headwind.

  • ECB QE will be effective: Draghi  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says quantitative easing will be effective and will raise inflation expectations.

  • No unanimity in ECB to trigger QE now: Draghi  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says there was a "majority" on the governing council who wanted to trigger the asset purchase program now but there wasn't unanimity.

  • Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, explains why the bank decided to launch a 60 billion euro a month quantitative easing program.

  • ECB: All rates unchanged  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    The European Central Bank has left all of its rates unchanged and will announce further information about a possible bond-buying plan at the press conference.

  • ECB QE: Germany will benefit the most  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    The European Central Bank has left all its rates unchanged. Nikhil Srinivasan, CIO of Generali, gives his reaction, saying that Germany would benefit the most from quantitative easing.

  • ECB must 'play catch up' with QE  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    Ahead of the first ECB meeting of the year, Paul Sheard, global chief economist at Standard & Poor's, says the bank needs to "play catch-up today."

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