Financial markets spiked higher Friday afternoon on a report that European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is in talks with Germany's Bundesbank on new measures to ease the euro zone's continuing debt crisis.
Bloomberg reported that Draghi is set to talk with Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann about lowering interest rates and increased bond buying, among other measures.
The report added more fuel to the US stock rally, sent
An ECB spokesperson wouldn't confirm or deny the report but told CNBC that it was "normal" for Draghi to talk to other European central bank chiefs before they meet as members of the ECB governing council, which is similar to the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committe. Such a meeting is scheduled for next Thursday.