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  1. September 19, 2014

    Weak ECB loans demand paves way for ‘QE’

    When historians come to write the story of the European Central Bank, they may look back at Thursday as the moment when the...

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    September 19, 2014

    When break-even inflation expectations are falling...

    George Saravelos at Deutsche Bank has looked at Eurozone inflation break-even rates and worries that the ECB may be losing...

  3. September 19, 2014

    ECB urges Berlin to cut taxes and spend to revive eurozone growth

    Berlin has hit back at calls from a top European Central Bank official urging Germany to spend more to help the eurozone...

  4. FT Alphaville

    September 19, 2014

    You call that a balance sheet expansion?

    “Too Low To Resuscitate Optimism” indeed… From BofAML on the definitely underwhelming, potentially stigmafied TLTRO pickup...

  5. September 18, 2014

    Poor ECB take-up a sign of troubles facing the eurozone economy

    Here’s what the European Central Bank offered: as much money as you want, no strings attached for the first two years,...

  6. September 18, 2014

    Draghi’s attempt to jump start stuttering eurozone falls flat

    Mario Draghi’s latest attempt to stave off economic stagnation in the eurozone had a faltering start on Thursday when demand...

  7. FT Alphaville

    September 18, 2014

    Un petit TLTRO

    This is well below the €100bn-plus forecasts that were consensus… Although maybe that makes it even more interesting that...

  8. September 18, 2014

    Germany skids closer towards deflation

    Few economists see much immediate risk of deflation in Germany but for businessman Andreas Engel it is already a reality. In...

  9. September 18, 2014

    Europe shows negative interest rates not absurd – and might work

    Imagine borrowing money – but paying back less than the original sum. Absurd? Welcome to the new world of continental...

  10. September 17, 2014

    Capital shortfalls likely to emerge from unprecedented ECB probe

    The probe of the euro area banking sector being led by the European Central Bank has been billed as a once-and-for-all...

  11. September 17, 2014

    Eurozone inflation revised to 0.4%

    Inflation in the eurozone remained stable at 0.4 per cent last month, according to a revised figure that is slightly higher...

  12. September 16, 2014

    Lenders hit at ECB over secrecy agreements

    The European Central Bank has come under fire from banks after asking them to sign secrecy agreements ahead of the results...

  13. September 16, 2014

    EM stocks tumble on Fed rate rise fears

    Emerging market stocks have tumbled as investors move capital back into the world’s biggest economy amid growing speculation...

  14. September 16, 2014

    ECB poised to start its lending spree this week

    Europe’s monetary guardians will see this week whether their first attempt at reviving the eurozone’s economic recovery by...

  15. September 15, 2014

    Europe junk bonds recover from sell-off

    For a reminder of the perils of investing in the riskier end of Europe’s junk bond market, look no further than Phones 4U,...

  16. September 15, 2014

    Outlook darkens on global economy, OECD says

    Fears of disruption following a Scottish vote for independence and intensifying conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine...

  17. September 15, 2014

    Europe stock fund inflows reverse sharply

    European shares have lost their allure. Strong inflows into equity funds in the first half of this year have gone sharply...

  18. September 14, 2014

    Deflation takes shine off sales for Italy’s shopkeepers

    It is mid-morning along Viale Libia, the main road in a middle-class neighbourhood in northeastern Rome, and Rosalba...

  19. September 14, 2014

    Europe shuns growth in favour of ‘safety first’

    It is the burning question for Europe – will it ever again grow at a reasonable rate? There are signs of a pick-up in the...

  20. September 12, 2014

    Mario Draghi’s vision for eurozone growth

    Mario Draghi is the only senior European policy maker to have come up with a vision for how the eurozone can recover from...

  21. September 12, 2014

    Eurozone leaders warn on fiscal rules

    Eurozone leaders warned the currency bloc risks facing a new market backlash if it strays from its fiscal rules, an apparent...

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    September 12, 2014

    EM set for worst week in 10 months, but frontier markets soar

    Barring a late turnaround, emerging markets look set for their worst week in 10 months, as nervousness over the dollar’s...

  23. September 12, 2014

    Ready or not – currency volatility is back

    Only a few weeks ago, the foreign exchange market was becalmed. With central bank stimulus keeping volatility at record lows...

  24. September 11, 2014

    Mario Draghi hits back at critics of asset-backed securities plan

    Mario Draghi has hit back at critics of his plan to revive the eurozone’s recovery by buying hundreds of billions of euros...

  25. September 10, 2014

    ECB to press ahead with ABS-buying programme

    The European Central Bank yesterday pledged to press ahead with plans to revive the stagnant eurozone economy by buying...

  26. September 10, 2014

    ECB purchase plan sparks supply concerns

    Covered bond yields have dropped steeply following the European Central Bank’s pledge to buy the assets from next month,...

  27. September 10, 2014

    Dip in inflation expectations blow to ECB

    The European Central Bank’s attempts to boost eurozone inflation have been dealt a blow by a steep fall this week in...

  28. FT Alphaville

    September 10, 2014

    FX vol is back, say relieved FX analysts

    FX vol is edging back and we have the notes to prove it. The question is whether they are reflecting an overreaction to a...

  29. September 10, 2014

    Fed and ECB drive bond market divergence

    Not for the first time, central banks have moved the markets. Now, ahead of next week’s Federal Reserve meeting, investors...

  30. September 9, 2014

    Berlin rejects spending splurge to boost eurozone recovery

    Berlin dashed hopes that it might open the door to higher public investments to spark a recovery in the eurozone when its...

  31. September 9, 2014

    Europe has to do whatever it takes

    In the second quarter of this year, real domestic demand in the eurozone was 5 per cent lower than in the first quarter of...

  32. FT Alphaville

    September 9, 2014

    How to spend it: ECB bond-buying edition

    Securitisation has gotten a bad rap thanks to its association with dodgy underwriting during the bubble. Yet bundling loans...

  33. September 8, 2014

    Banks and brokers could save €70m by T2S switch, study says

    Banks and brokers have been urged to urgently adapt their European post-trade infrastructure to the region’s new settlement...

  34. September 8, 2014

    Question hangs over Mario Draghi’s latest salvo on lending

    Mario Draghi is too much the smooth central banker to beg or bully. But the reality is clear – the European Central Bank’s...

  35. September 8, 2014

    Ireland in talks to refinance IMF loans

    The Irish government has begun an intensive diplomatic push to persuade the European Commission and the European Central...

  36. September 7, 2014

    Economists point to emerging ‘Draghinomics’

    Eurozone officials attending the Ambrosetti forum over the weekend welcomed the European Central Bank’s moves to cut...

  37. September 7, 2014

    What Mario Draghi must do next to fix Europe’s economy

    Many have tried to come up with a theory of what is happening in the European economy. Why is unemployment not coming down...

  38. September 7, 2014

    Chinese data expected to show falling trade surplus

    Western markets might be fortunate that this will be a quiet week in terms of data given that last week saw startling...

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