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      Unilever sells €750m bond at 0.5% yield

      Unilever took advantage of the market’s positive response to quantitative easing by the European Central Bank to issue a...

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      Tsipras picks anti-austerity professor as Greek finance minister

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    1. 16 hours ago

      Germany should recall its time in Europe’s sick bay

      Not all Germans believe in God,” said Jacques Delors, former European Commission president, “but they all believe in the...

    2. January 26, 2015

      European banks warns capital rules will blunt QE

      European banks are warning that the effects of the European Central Bank’s €1.1tn quantitative easing will be blunted by...

    3. January 26, 2015

      Halve Greek debt and keep the eurozone together

      Can Greece continue in the eurozone? That question is at the centre of a campaign of innuendo, threat and counter-threat...

    4. FT Alphaville

      January 26, 2015

      Fake disinflation?

      The fact that inflation is low is not, by itself, bad; with low inflation, you can buy more stuff. – Mario Draghi, June 6,...

    5. January 26, 2015

      ECB faces liquidity challenge in bond buying

      After months of feints and teases the European Central Bank has finally powered up the metaphorical printing presses and...

    6. January 26, 2015

      Key dates as Syriza seeks debt relief

      Syriza’s momentous election victory in Greece has thrown down a challenge to European governments determined to resist its...

    7. FT Alphaville

      January 26, 2015

      Greek austerity after Syriza

      A brief collection of reaction to Sunday’s election in Greece follows. Before we hear from the professional financial crowd,...

    8. January 26, 2015

      Europe reacts to Syriza victory

      Germany Jens Weidmann, Bundesbank president, said on Sunday he hoped the new Greek government would continue to tackle its...

    9. January 26, 2015

      EM currency boost seen as euro weakens

      As the dust settles on the euro in the wake of the European Central Bank’s decision to launch full-blown quantitative...

    10. FT Alphaville

      January 26, 2015

      It's not the euro that's getting cheaper; it's the dollar that's getting more expensive

      You may have noticed that a US dollar goes a lot further in much of Europe than it used to. In fact, it goes about 25 per...

    11. January 26, 2015

      Q&A: What next for Greece and the eurozone

      Q. Does the emphatic victory of the radical leftwing Syriza party in Sunday’s Greek elections mean that a clash over debt...

    12. January 26, 2015

      Who will blink now Syriza has won?

      Three years ago, Syriza was only just recognisable as a modern political party. Today it is the new government of Greece,...

    13. January 26, 2015

      Dollar rally only just getting started

      Mark Twain famously quipped that whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect....

    14. January 25, 2015

      Draghi’s QE is an imperfect compromise for the eurozone

      It was a decent decision given the circumstances, and in one way it exceeded my expectations. Not that it was particularly...

    15. January 25, 2015

      Eurozone’s ‘big bazooka’ could be peashooter

      Mario Draghi’s “big bazooka” could prove to be little more than a peashooter unless institutions such as pension funds and...

    16. January 23, 2015

      Bank supervisor to review sovereign debt rules

      The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision is to examine whether it should rewrite rules governing how sovereign debt...

    17. January 23, 2015

      No need for hostilities in the phoney currency war

      It is becoming routine. A big central bank embarks on quantitative easing, pumping money into domestic financial markets....

    18. January 23, 2015

      How Europe’s power couple split over QE

      It was in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming that Mario Draghi fell out with Angela Merkel. Last August, the European Central Bank...

    19. January 23, 2015

      Gold gains lustre on haven status

      Every January an asset comes into favour, making gains as sentiment flips with the calendar. As was the case a year ago,...

    20. January 23, 2015

      Should you hedge European exposure?

      This week’s quantitative easing announcement from the European Central Bank and the recent decision by the Swiss central...

    21. January 23, 2015

      Euro plumbs 11-year low after QE

      The euro fell to a fresh 11-year low at the end of the week after the European Central Bank’s decision to launch full-blown...

    22. January 23, 2015

      ECB honey means we’ll all get stuck in the door

      Fans of the writing of AA Milne will remember that Winnie-the-Pooh always liked a “little something” at about eleven o’clock...

    23. January 23, 2015

      BNYM eyes higher charges on big deposits

      Bank of New York Mellon is considering higher charges for customers who deposit large amounts of money in the latest example...

    24. January 23, 2015

      Draghi’s bond buying gives cheer for Abruzzo vineyard

      Marina Cvetic, a wine producer from the rolling hills of Abruzzo in central Italy, looks as though she would give Mario...

    25. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2015

      Guest post: Europe - what a state we are in

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank While we all enjoy the ECB-inspired feeding frenzy across all risk assets this week it might...

    26. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 23rd January, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:03 on 23 Jan 2015. Participants in this session were:...

    27. January 23, 2015

      Greek banks spur eurozone equities rally

      European shares hailed the launch of eurozone quantitative easing with the biggest weekly jump in more than three years as...

    28. January 23, 2015

      Draghi’s pledge gives credible hope

      Mario Draghi has kindly mapped out his course for the future. What route does it mean that everyone else should follow? The...

    29. The World

      January 23, 2015

      Nervousness at Davos about the eurozone's future

      Once again, I attended a small dinner of “friends of Europe”. We enjoyed a lively discussion of a number of recent and...

    30. January 23, 2015

      ECB action sends euro to lowest for 11 years

      The euro tumbled the most in more than three years on Friday, hitting 11-year lows as fresh evidence emerged of Germany’s...

    31. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - “Draghi’s big announcement seems to have raised expected European inflation by one-fifth of a...

    32. Gavyn Davies

      January 23, 2015

      Mr Draghi finally delivers

      And then there were none. On Thursday, the European Central Bank became the last of the major central banks to announce a...

    33. January 23, 2015

      European stocks and bonds march higher

      Friday 21:00 GMT. The upward momentum in European equity and government bond prices generated by Mario Draghi’s bold...

    34. January 22, 2015

      Critics fear ECB quantitative easing will lead to crisis

      Germany has spearheaded resistance to a Mario Draghi bond-buying plan that its citizens fear will set the stage for a bigger...

    35. January 22, 2015

      Europe needs a political union if the euro is to flourish

      Was it more than investors might have hoped for? Definitely. Has Mario Draghi shown he is willing to ignore political...

    36. January 22, 2015

      Mario Draghi’s bond-buying plan outstrips expectations

      It was a long time coming. But in the end, Mario Draghi’s bond-buying plan outstripped expectations. Deep splits on the...

    37. January 22, 2015

      Draghi’s boldness with ECB quantitative easing lifts markets

      Two years ago, Mario Draghi pledged to do “whatever it takes” to preserve the euro. On Thursday, investors saw similar...

    38. January 22, 2015

      Draghi’s bold promise to do what it takes for as long as it takes

      Pity Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank. He is seeking to lead the eurozone to monetary water....

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