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    Eurozone inflation falls to lowest level since 2009

    Eurozone inflation in March dropped to its lowest level in more than four years adding pressure on the currency bloc’s...

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    Bundled debt will quicken recovery

    While the European Central Bank ponders the use of exotic instruments such as negative interest rates and perhaps even...

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  1. April 14, 2014

    Draghi intervention has limited euro effect

    Policy makers’ efforts to talk down the euro had a limited effect as investors continued to pile into the bond markets of...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    Guest post: don't discount risks of trade protectionism

    By William R. Rhodes, William R Rhodes Global Advisors Political and economic conditions are evolving in ways that could...

  3. April 14, 2014

    Sceptics underestimate Japan’s policy shift

    Oscar Wilde once remarked that “anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination”. If that is the...

  4. FT Alphaville

    April 14, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were under pressure in the face of fresh tension in Ukraine and after the S&P 500 dropped to a...

  5. April 13, 2014

    Doomsayers risk a self-fulfilling prophecy

    Is the eurozone entering a “lost decade” with a conjunction of low growth and deflation? The prospect is unsettling. But the...

  6. April 13, 2014

    ECB policy makers plot QE road map

    A European Central Bank policy maker has offered hints on how the eurozone’s monetary guardians would embark on an...

  7. April 13, 2014

    Mario Draghi steers European Central Bank towards negative rates

    Mario Draghi’s hint that the European Central Bank is readying more monetary easing suggests that eurozone policy makers’...

  8. April 13, 2014

    Portuguese finance minister open to unconventional easing by ECB

    Portugal’s finance minister said she would welcome unconventional monetary easing measures from the European Central Bank,...

  9. April 12, 2014

    ECB preparing to unleash unconventional monetary policy

    Mario Draghi has signalled that the European Central Bank is getting ready to unleash new unconventional monetary policy in...

  10. FT Alphaville

    April 11, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Of things and thingamies, connected: The Nasdaq may have fallen out of bed, but Dan...

  11. FT Alphaville

    April 11, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Japanese stocks were on pace for their worst week of declines since 2011, leading a broader Asia-Pacific sell-off....

  12. April 11, 2014

    Europe’s top central banks push for high-risk loan return

    Europe’s two top central banks will on Friday make a joint push to revive an asset class that was vilified for its role in...

  13. April 10, 2014

    Greece’s long road to recovery

    Greece has made a faster return to the international bond market than many thought possible. Four years ago, self-appointed...

  14. April 10, 2014

    ECB’s bond-buying not yet a done deal

    No sooner had Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, announced that the institution’s governing council was...

  15. April 10, 2014

    Fears grow over scale of eurozone bond rally

    Greece used to be a byword for bond market trouble. But the country’s successful return on Thursday to global capital...

  16. The World

    April 9, 2014

    Pros and cons of investors' new found love for Europe

    The news that Greece is returning to the markets as an issuer of sovereign-debt is symbolic of the resurgence of interest...

  17. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2014

    The €1,000,000,000,000 question, revisited

    Unanimous in its commitment to using also unconventional instruments within its mandate in order to cope effectively with...

  18. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David revisits the €1,000,000,000,000 question, what will the ECB do? Dan notes the...

  19. April 8, 2014

    Time running out for the market riggers

    Conventional wisdom has it that the long-term global decline in real interest rates owes much to an increase in the demand...

  20. April 8, 2014

    HSH Nordbank poised for worst results since 2008

    HSH Nordbank, one of Germany’s few remaining state-owned Landesbanks, is set to reveal its worst set of results since 2008...

  21. April 7, 2014

    Europe’s top two central banks seek to revive ‘toxic’ assets

    Europe’s top two central banks are joining forces to push for the relaxation of rules on an asset class blamed for the...

  22. April 7, 2014

    Central bank policy contrast makes yield gap yawn

    German Bund yields have fallen to their lowest level against their benchmark US counterpart in nearly eight years, as...

  23. April 7, 2014

    Mario Draghi’s ‘whatever it takes’ may not be enough for the euro

    “Whatever it takes.” Mario Draghi’s declaration that he would save the euro could well go down as the most effective...

  24. April 7, 2014

    Spain industrial production outpaces expectations

    Spanish industrial output markedly outpaced expectations in February, feeding hopes that the economic recovery is gathering...

  25. April 6, 2014

    Eurozone governments warned not to rely solely on ECB

    Senior European policy makers and business people have expressed concern that the debate over quantitative easing by the...

  26. April 4, 2014

    ECB must spend big to lift prices, study shows

    The European Central Bank would need to buy assets worth €1tn to lift inflation by as little as a fifth of a percentage...

  27. April 4, 2014

    Taking aim at the dragon of deflation

    In recent months, investors round the world have been asking one big question of the European Central Bank. When would it...

  28. April 4, 2014

    Dollar nudges higher on mixed US payrolls data

    The dollar nudged higher on Friday following a set of US employment data that neither swayed in favour of the strong pick-up...

  29. April 4, 2014

    Cricket season arrives at stumps with a whimper

    Sunday marks perhaps the most traditional rite of the English sporting spring: the start of the county cricket season. It...

  30. April 4, 2014

    Spain’s five-year yield dips below US equivalent

    Spain’s five-year borrowing costs have fallen below those of the US, vividly underlining the ravenous appetite for eurozone...

  31. April 4, 2014

    Mario Draghi has to back QE words with action

    The power of a central bankers’ jawbone is awesome. But there are limits. After a point, words must be backed by actions to...

  32. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - The Economist on Modi: He will probably become India’s next prime minister. That does not mean he...

  33. April 3, 2014

    Draghi needs to move from words to action

    Mario Draghi is the Verbal Kint of central banking. Like the conman in The Usual Suspects, the European Central Bank...

  34. April 3, 2014

    ECB moves a step closer to quantitative easing

    Christine Lagarde’s call a day ahead of the European Central Bank’s policy vote for Frankfurt to do more to stave off what...

  35. FT Alphaville

    April 3, 2014

    Euro the one that they want, Central Bank reserve edition

    Why is the euro so strong? There are plenty of reasons, but one additional factor has been confirmed by the latest data on...

  36. Gavyn Davies

    April 3, 2014

    ECB addresses the zero lower bound

    Although the European Central Bank took no concrete action on Thursday in the face of a decline in consumer price inflation...

  37. Money Supply

    April 3, 2014

    Live blog: Mario Draghi takes questions

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 15:02 on 3 Apr 2014. Welcome to our live coverage of ECB president...

  38. April 3, 2014

    ECB says prepared to embrace QE

    The European Central Bank has given the strongest signal yet that it is prepared to embrace quantitative easing to prevent...

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