John Beck of Franklin Templeton says there are no interest rate changes "on the horizon" for the European Central Bank in 2019.
Banks in Italy and other southern European countries in particular could soon face funding problems.
President Mario Draghi ends his eight-year mandate in October and market players are anxious to know what direction the central bank will take when his tenure finishes.
Central banks around the world are transitioning back into "global easing mode," and this liquidity would be a "fuel" for risk assets, says Joseph Zidle of Blackstone.
European stocks closed higher on Monday, with market participants looking ahead to a fresh round of U.S.-China trade talks this week.
Shane Oliver of AMP Capital says the pressure on the European Central Bank is "immense," and it will likely need to provide cheap financing to its banks.
The Bank of England (BOE) warned on Thursday the U.K. is on track to register its weakest economic growth in a decade, blaming mounting Brexit uncertainty and a global downturn.
With its immense debt pile and potential budget blowout, Italy is a risk first and foremost to itself, Valdis Dombrovskis, a vice president at the European Commission told CNBC.
Filippo Alloatti of Hermes Investment Management says European banks had a "very challenging" fourth quarter of 2018.
Although the form of the British exit from the EU is often presented as a reductionist binary choice, London has in effect restated the fundamental question of what is a European project, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
January marks 20 years since the launch of the euro. Whether it's been good for the region is hotly contested.
European stocks traded higher on Friday, amid a rally among tech shares and as investors continued to monitor U.S.-China trade developments.
ECB President Mario Draghi is delivering a press conference following the central bank's decision to keep interest rates at current levels.
The European Central Bank (ECB) took no action on Thursday, leaving its benchmark interest rates unchanged.
CNBC’s Annette Weisbach reports from Frankfurt after the ECB confirmed it would not alter its monetary policy.
Iain Stealey, international chief investment officer of fixed income at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses the European Central Bank’s monetary policy.
ECB President Mario Draghi says geopolitical uncertainty is creating economic disruption that policymakers must consider.
European stocks were lower Thursday afternoon, amid heightened political uncertainty in the U.K. and ongoing concerns over China's cooling economy.
Italian banks have gone through mergers, fund-raising measures and a great deal of effort to reduce the level of their bad loans since the euro zone sovereign debt crisis of 2011.
Wall Street has to understand that the Fed's focus on price stability is the best policy to maintain and enhance sustainable growth of demand, output and employment, Michael Ivanovitch writes.