ECB’s bond-buying plan

The European Central Bank has pledged to continue its €60bn-a-month bond buying programme for another six months until March 2017 “or beyond” in a programme of QE aimed at revitalising the eurozone economy and countering deflation

Insurance costs fail to match bond rally

Credit default swaps lag falling yields on corporate bonds

Draghi backs bailout of Italian banks

Shares jump on hint of backstop as ECB keeps rates on hold

ECB delivers punch with corporate buying

Portfolio of bonds purchased by ECB has outperformed wider market

What to watch for at the ECB meeting

Brexit fallout, QE headaches and Italian banks all on the agenda

ECB faces QE dilemma after Brexit vote

Post-referendum flight to safety pushes down yields, making over half of German bonds ineligible

ECB reinstates measure to aid Greek banks

Frankfurt says it will again allow Greek bonds as collateral for loans

Germany to rule on legality of ECB weapon

Outright Monetary Transactions programme has never been used

A proposal to soothe QE’s warring sides

Delinking European banks from their sovereigns would diversify debt portfolios, writes Reza Moghadam

Bond market’s map keeps getting flatter

No easy way out from tumbling yields over longer durations

Weird, wonderful and worthwhile

The European Central Bank pushes the gas pedal a little further

ECB begins corporate debt buying

ECB steps into corporate bond market in latest stimulus effort

Big questions for markets this week

Janet Yellen and oil at $50 are in focus

No surprises from Draghi, but ECB poised

Rates decision suggests policy is proving effective yet further action is likely, writes Martin Wolf

US corporate bonds hold trump cards

ECB’s bond-buying plan should sharpen appeal of US corporate bonds

How the ECB’s corporate bond buying works

Programme is designed to ease financing costs

Purchasing power should be banks’ target

Interest rates are not a solution for the Japanese and eurozone economies, writes John Greenwood

European equities top list of bad trades

Stocks fail to match expectations of a blistering 2016

ECB steps up call for reform

Central bank wants looser fiscal policy and structural changes

ECB faces renewed pressure in Germany

Group files complaint at court over mass bond-buying programme

Tentative upturn in the eurozone economy

Given huge disparities in the bloc, this is no time for more austerity

Smaller bond sales are on the rise

Dominant pattern of trading may be coming to an end

European share buybacks wait on QE boost

A key driver of stock repurchasing is earnings strength

Germany should keep its hands off the ECB

Schäuble’s campaign is wrong in principle and unwise in practice

ECB QE ignites euro corporate debt market

More than half of €2tn debt sector set to be excluded

Germany blames ECB for rise of AfD party

Politicians go on offensive against the central bank

ECB minutes reveal stimulus divisions

Concerns raised over auction incentives and corporate bonds

ECB doubts fuel German bonds rally

Yields slide as investors wary of central bank’s inflation goals

EU banks warn of risks of ultra-loose policy

Some institutions increase consumer lending to bolster margins

Eurozone corporate bond sales heat up

Banks and companies tap elevated demand ahead of ECB buying

ECB buoys US corporate bond prospects

Lower eurozone interest rates make US corporate debt more attractive to yield-hungry investors

Investors focus on central banks’ limits

QE ‘wealth effect’ has never had much consequence, give or take tantalising signs of growth in US

Concern, not panic, over global economy

Policymakers need to provide more stimulus where it is needed

ECB stimulus targets eurozone companies

Buying likely to focus on highly rated corporate debt

ECB easing aims to spur company debt sales

Policy’s success will depend on action in capital markets

ECB cuts rates to new low and lifts QE

Euro rises as Draghi plays down prospects of further easing

Euro rises as ECB triggers wild swings

Single currency plumbs a 6-week low, then rises to a 4-week high

Eurozone credit market rises on ECB policy

Central bank’s quantitative easing to include corporate bonds

Draghi and the ECB take on the naysayers

The central bank gives a boost to eurozone growth and inflation, writes Martin Sandbu

Draghi out to show he has right ammunition

ECB president must convince sceptics he can raise inflation

All eyes on Mario Draghi and ECB

Any central bank-induced rally could be shortlived as investors question the impact of negative rates

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