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    1. March 8, 2012

      Draghi takes on German critics

      Mario Draghi took on his critics at the Bundesbank on Thursday, warning Germany’s central bank against public expressions of...

    2. January 3, 2012

      Draghi risks German ire on top job

      Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, has risked a German backlash by handing the bank’s powerful economics...

    1. December 22, 2011

      Bini Smaghi urges bold decisions

      Two of the European Central Bank’s six executive board members will quit Frankfurt this month. Germany’s Jürgen Stark...

    2. FT Alphaville

      December 19, 2011

      Draghi warns on eurozone break-up

      In his first interview since becoming ECB president, Mario Draghi warned of the costs of a eurozone break-up even as he...

    3. December 18, 2011

      Stark quit over buying of bonds by ECB

      The European Central Bank’s top German executive has cited the way the eurozone crisis has developed as the reason for his...

    4. FT Alphaville

      November 28, 2011

      Europe's grand bargain

      Some required reading for us all. Published in September, the authors of this Occasional Paper, who include Jurgen Stark,...

    5. October 3, 2011

      ECB scales back bond purchases

      The European Central Bank bought fewer government bonds in the last five days of September than the previous week, a sign it...

    6. October 2, 2011

      ECB prepares for change as Trichet finale nears

      Sweeping change at the top of the European Central Bank moves a step closer this week when Jean-Claude Trichet, president,...

    7. September 25, 2011

      Dark humour and hard talk at IMF meetings

      Alarm over events in the eurozone, the wider global economy and financial markets dominated the annual gathering of...

    8. September 20, 2011

      Germany and the eurozone: Marked by a miracle

      Germany rebuilt its economy from the rubble of the second world war by setting rules on how market forces should work – and...

    9. September 15, 2011

      ECB fires salvo at German critics

      The European Central Bank has again shown its boldness as a crisis manager – just when German criticism of its unorthodox...

    10. September 15, 2011

      Lagarde sees global crisis of confidence

      The global economy is facing a crisis of confidence worsened by “policy indecision and political dysfunction,” according to...

    11. September 13, 2011

      Investors take hammer to ‘Teflon’ euro

      It has been a long time coming, but the euro has finally tumbled out the range that had kept it stable during a summer of...

    12. September 13, 2011

      Discord at the ECB heralds the eurozone’s endgame

      German central banking history has been studded with spectacular personnel departures. In a country where the intertwining...

    13. September 12, 2011

      The long slide into protectionism

      This week marks not just the tenth anniversary of 9/11 – it is also the third anniversary of 9/15, the day when Lehman...

    14. September 12, 2011

      Fears of Greek debt default rattle investors

      Time is running out for Greece. Markets are becoming increasingly anxious about the possibility of Athens defaulting....

    15. September 12, 2011

      ECB bond buying picked up ahead of Stark exit

      Eurozone government bond buying by the European Central Bank accelerated last week ahead of the surprise resignation of...

    16. September 12, 2011

      Euro falls to seven-month low against dollar

      The euro dropped to a seven-month low against the dollar and a 10-year trough against the yen on Monday as fears over an...

    17. September 12, 2011

      Asia falls as euro sinks to 10-year low

      SINGAPORE, September 12 – Asian stocks slid on Monday and the euro sank to a 10-year low against the yen, after the...

    18. September 11, 2011

      Greece takes action on debt stand-off

      Senior European officials scrambled to reassure financial markets that they were takingmore decisive action to deal with the...

    19. September 11, 2011

      Germany nominates Asmussen to succeed Stark

      Germany has confirmed that it will nominate Jörg Asmussen, its top international troubleshooter in the financial crisis, to...

    20. September 11, 2011

      Germany rewrites its contract with ECB

      Germany’s contract with the European Central Bank has been rewritten. Jürgen Stark’s surprise resignation as ECB executive...

    21. September 11, 2011

      Stop rejoicing. This was no victory for the eurozone

      The two real options for a resolution of the eurozone crisis came into full conflict last week. The first is a common...

    22. September 9, 2011

      Berlin’s influence in ECB under pressure

      German central bankers tick differently to others of their kind. Jürgen Stark’s surprise resignation on Friday from the...

    23. September 9, 2011

      ECB and the euro

      Would the last hardline hawk to leave the European Central Bank please turn out the lights? The imminent departure of Jürgen...

    24. beyondbrics

      September 9, 2011

      CEE markets: wild winds from the west

      embed1 Another bout of nerves over Greece.  The shock resignation of Germany’s ECB board member Jurgen Stark. Concerns about...

    25. FT Alphaville

      September 9, 2011

      Risk off, Europe edition #784

      An unnerving afternoon, and we could be headed for another tense weekend. Dow’s off three per cent at pixel time. You...

    26. September 9, 2011

      ECB resignation hits global markets

      World financial markets have been thrown into fresh turmoil after the abrupt resignation of Germany’s member of the European...

    27. FT Alphaville

      September 9, 2011

      The man who bought too much?

      (Reuters) – ECB Executive Board Member Juergen Stark will step down from his post because of a conflict over the central...

    28. June 10, 2011

      French agree to debt roll-over for Greece

      French banks have agreed in principle to subscribe to new issues of Greek sovereign debt to replace maturing bonds – in...

    29. June 1, 2011

      Greece goes further into junk territory

      The pressure mounted on Greece on Wednesday night when Moody’s cut its credit rating by three notches to Caa1 from B1 and...

    30. May 26, 2011

      Better to get Greek pain over with

      George Papaconstantinou says it is “dangerous” even to talk about restructuring Greek debt. The finance minister’s advice...

    31. May 23, 2011

      Stark could learn from paper on ‘capsizing’ cycles

      From Prof Nick Bosanquet. Sir, It is time that we all clubbed together to send Jürgen Stark and the European Central Bank a...

    32. May 19, 2011

      ECB’s political tensions flare over Greece

      For all his Gallic charm, Jean-Claude Trichet has lately become a troublesome guest at official European dinners. When top...

    33. May 14, 2011

      QPR tests Mittal’s mettle

      Steel baron Lakshmi Mittal is weighing up whether to boost his shareholding in west London football club Queens Park...

    34. May 11, 2011

      Inflation justifies rate rises, says ECB

      Higher than expected inflation justifies further European Central Bank interest rate increases even as the eurozone grapples...

    35. May 4, 2011

      Clouds darken ECB’s sunny northern skies

      May is surely one of the best months to plan to be in Helsinki. Bright Nordic spring sunshine would certainly fit with the...

    36. April 6, 2011

      No way peripheral euro states can make required changes

      From Mr Vincent J. Truglia. Sir, Jürgen Stark’s commentary (“Europe’s central bank must favour no nation”, March 31)...

    37. April 5, 2011

      Steady as she goes

      Most market commentators have jumped the gun on Jean-Claude Trichet, the president of the European Central Bank. In virtual...

    38. Money Supply

      March 31, 2011

      Economics news headlines

      Eurozone inflation jumps to 2.6 per cent – FT Stress tests: Ireland to outline bank restructure plans – FT Stark defends...

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