ECB urged to make more dangerous moves

Central banks could buy corporate bonds if growth disappoints

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High stakes to keep rates low

The case for the 0.5 per cent interest rate is weakening

Marshall’s grand plan applies to Ukraine

The west will have to co-operate to stop Putin and should do so now, writes Anders Aslund

Commission split over trade arbitration

Trade commissioner’s role in US deal to be shared out

Stakes high for Europe bank stress tests

Good news on key issue of assisting capital-raising

EU takes step toward rejecting budgets

France and Italy among five states to be asked for more details

ECB leak a tonic for volatile Italy

Bigger, more liquid markets can sometimes be more responsive under stress

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Reform alone is no solution for eurozone

A policy that may work for Germany alone cannot work for an economy more than three times as big

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Poland criticises eurozone banking union

Central bank intends to keep control of macroprudential policy

Berlin and Paris paper over budget cracks

Ministers vow investment boost but keep details to themselves

A challenge to the old guard of finance

The IMF’s strength is its ability to assess countries’ macroeconomic and financial policies

ECB launches new covered bond purchases

Central bank’s purchases are latest attempt to rescue eurozone from stagnation

Treasury warns ministers to cut spending

UK tax revenues fall short ahead of election

Ireland: one island, two economies

As republic recovers, Belfast’s crisis becomes acute

Weak currency fails to benefit eurozone

Depreciation will only fuel inflation slowly, analysts warn

Eastern Europe attacks EU emissions plan

More nations join Poland in opposing greenhouse target

Eurozone stagnation is a greater threat than debt

Monetary policy can boost markets in the shortrun, but this cannot be sustained indefinitely

Outlook: China growth to slow in third quarter

Data releases also out on US inflation, eurozone and the UK

BNY Mellon charges for euro deposits

US bank tries to offset negative rates on European business

ECB suffers leak of secret minutes

Policy deliberations should remain private for 30 years