ECB’s bond-buying plan

The European Central Bank intends to purchase more than €1tn in assets, including government and private sector bonds, by September next year during a programme of QE aimed at revitalising the eurozone economy and countering deflation

Periphery holds while centre falls apart

QE has induced volatility in German bonds and relative calm elsewhere

ECB steps up pace of bond buying

Euro sinks as bank says it will increase purchases

European QE is a threat to pensions

Comfortable retirement for millions of European citizens at risk

Draghi perches on both sides of the fence

QE is so far working well in Europe, whatever its supposed side-effects

Have bonds reached a tipping point?

Only if market liquidity proves poorer than many fear or the Fed forces the issue

Central banks warned against ‘blind’ risk

Draghi alert to danger of financial instability and inequality

Explainer: German bond yields

Why Berlin’s cost of borrowing has shot up in the past few days

German bonds measure success of ECB QE

Big swings in 10-year Bund yields of late could have wide repercussions

Recovery hopes drive Europe bond sell-off

Yields rise on German Bunds and periphery debt alike

Riksbank expands QE to boost recovery

Sweden’s bank hints rates could fall further

Corporate bonds laid low by QE indigestion

Reverse Yankee deals underperform

Greek worries cast shadow on bonds

Borrowing costs for countries such as Spain and Italy have risen

Greek contagion still on global risk list

Reduced liquidity and crowded trades mean danger remains

Bund yield nears zero on Grexit fears

Eurozone QE has also driven demand for German bonds

A ‘flash crash’ or two gives needed jolt

Too much volatility is harmful but too little and behaviour will not change

Bond yields move lower

Germany’s 10-year government borrowing costs fall to 0.10%

ECB holds rates ahead of upbeat assessment

Draghi expected to pronounce on unexpected strengthening

Europe’s debtor paradise will end in tears

Nasty surprises lurk for those who have embraced negative yields

Investors pile into inflation-linked bonds

QE triggers rush for inflation protection

ECB QE alchemy transforms junk bonds

Half of euro BB rated debt yields below 2%

German 10-year yields heading below zero

ECB bond-buying pushes interest rates down

Buy Europe as Draghi gets it all wrong

QE in the eurozone is the wrong response to the wrong problem, but it’ll be good for equities

ECB buys €52.5bn of bonds in first month

QE goes to plan but may become harder to execute as time passes

ECB rate-setters query upbeat forecasts

Sharper oil price rise or weaker global trade could trim growth

Hybrid bonds break records in Europe

Centrica joins companies tapping demand for flexible securities

ECB QE drives confidence for now

Not everyone in the eurozone is enjoying a smooth ride

Greek exit fears climb eurozone agenda

Quantitative easing ‘artificially’ masks pain, says economist

US money invades eurozone shores

QE and weaker euro bring equity fund inflows of $9bn in March

QE will lower living standards long term

Prospect of improvement in growth is largely a monetary illusion

Draghi yet to shift inflation expectations

Gauge watched most closely by ECB barely risen since QE began

Draghi hits back at QE hawks

ECB president denies programme delays national reforms

Stanley Fischer Governor of the Bank of Israel at his office in Jerusalem, Wednesday June 19 2013. Photo by Eyal Warshavsky

Fed’s Fischer flags US export boost

Growth in Europe will spur trade with North America

Euro dollar graphic

Exchange rates: Transatlantic divergence

There are signs Europe’s economy is turning a corner, but will dollar strength curb the US recovery?

Eurozone QE relies on a confidence trick

Programme’s impact unknown without evidence of how the policy transmits to the real economy

Life expectancy of eurozone QE shrinks

The ECB has made its move just when the economy appears to be on the turn, says John Plender

Yellen fights back in euro-dollar drama

Euro fall shows disruptive potential of central banks

Positive buzz about Europe hard to defend

‘Outperformance’ of EU shares due to weak euro and strong dollar

Draghi QE is stoking bond bubble risk

Eurozone bond prices losing touch with fundamentals

Japan’s big lesson for the eurozone

Be patient and prepare for a bumpy ride, writes Peter Tasker

Quantitative easing and the euro decline

Recent falls in the European single currency are no cause for alarm

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