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European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet


  • *IMF always believed Greece's debt was unsustainable. WASHINGTON/ ATHENS, Aug 28- Many of the top brass of the International Monetary Fund always had concerns about the plans to bail out Greece. He slammed IMF forecasts for Greece as overly optimistic- "Panglossian."

  • Why Russia wins if a Greek deal falls through Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    Alexis Tsipras, Greece's prime minister (right) and Euclid Tsakalotos, Greece's finance minister, (center) depart after all-night bailout talks in Brussels on July 13, 2015.

    Experts warn that if Greece misses a July 20 payment or otherwise can't manage the terms of its bailout, it may try turning to Russia for cash.

  • Trichet: Unraveling the 'paradox' of Greece Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 6:21 AM ET
    Trichet: Unraveling the 'paradox' of Greece

    Former ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet says the changing government in Greece is one of the contributing factors to its economic demise, and hopes the euro zone will continue to do the hard work to stay together.

  • Trichet: Is Greek proposal credible? Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 6:17 AM ET
    Trichet: Is Greek proposal credible?

    Former ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet, discusses the implications of the "no" vote on the Greek referendum. Also Trichet shares his thoughts on Greece's new debt plan.

  • Trichet remains 'prudent' on Greece's 'game of chicken'

    Greece has to present a credible plan, says former ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet, sharing his thoughts on Greece's debt proposals.

  • LONDON, May 22- "Don't Fight the Fed" has long been a central tenet of financial markets and one of the most profitable trading strategies around. A speech in London on Monday from European Central Bank Executive Board member Benoit Coeure about tweaks to the bank's bond-buying program, or quantitative easing caught the market on the hop and triggered one of the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 12 Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation Deputy Director Mark van der Weide testifies on insurance regulation before the House Financial Services subcommittee on housing and insurance- 1400 GMT. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets speaks on "What to Expect from the Next U.S.- China...

  • Trichet: Low inflation hampering Europe Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Trichet: Low inflation hampering Europe

    Former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet, outlines euro zone headwinds and European monetary policy, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet on BNP Paribas fine Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 2:42 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet on BNP Paribas fine

    It is "not normal" that both sides of the Atlantic do not have the same set of rules, says Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president, commenting on the BNP Paribas fine.

  • Real economy not 'working correctly': Trichet Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 2:37 AM ET
    Real economy not 'working correctly': Trichet

    The real economy is not "functioning correctly", says former ECB President, Jean-Claude Trichet, and governments must continue to implement structural reforms.

  • ECB action is 'justified' : Trichet Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    ECB action is 'justified' : Trichet

    The ECB latest action are "absolutely justified", and Mario Draghi must continue to send strong messages to governments and the private sector says Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president.

  • Trichet: 'Totally absurd' not to raise debt limit Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank

    The former president of the European Central Bank also told CNBC the shutdown signals "enormous difficulty" for the nation's democratic processes.

  • Trichet: 'Structural changes' needed for global jobs growth

    Former ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet joins CNBC's Rick Santelli to discuss how the euro zone's reforms helped labor.

  • ECB Set to Cut Economic Forecasts, but Not Rates Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 2:23 AM ET
    Part of the giant euro sign outside the Eurotower, home of the European Central Bank, in Willy-Brand-Platz, Innenstadt district.

    The European Central Bank is likely to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday but may offer clues on its policy path for next year with updated forecasts likely to present a grim outlook for the euro zone economy in 2013.

  • Trichet: Draghi Program Will Work Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 7:14 AM ET
    Trichet: Draghi Program Will Work

    Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president, explains why Europe's financial crisis is a crisis of advanced economies as well, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    The euro zone’s debt crisis is just the center of an “adjustment” which is affecting all advanced economies, former European Central Bank (ECB) President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC.

  • ECB Shows Signs of Bailout Flexibility Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 2:47 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Ten days after becoming Irish finance minister last March, Michael Noonan spoke with Jean-Claude Trichet, then the chief at the European Central Bank, and told him what his Fine Gael party had been telling voters for weeks: the new government intended to force losses on holders of senior Irish bank debt, the Financial Times reports.

  • At the ECB, a Change in Style but Not in Policy Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:56 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Market watchers, journalists and self-declared ECB experts of all ilk have fostered the long-cherished (and equally long misguided) view that ECB council members walk into the meetings waving the flag of their respective countries. They don´t.

  • ECB Won't Take Debt 'Haircut': Jean-Claude Trichet Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    During Europe's financial crisis the European Central Bank has been "an anchor of stability and confidence," former president Jean-Claude Trichet said.

  • Vultures Would 'Love to Exploit' Euro Weakness Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 6:57 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Following the daily swings of the euro zone debt crisis, it can be difficult to focus on the long-term, bigger picture.