Mario Draghi illustration by Joe Cummings

Mario Draghi became president of the European Central Bank in November 2011, succeeding Jean-Claude Trichet.


Prior to this he worked at the Italian Treasury, the World Bank and Goldman Sachs, also serving as governor of the Bank of Italy.

Draghi coaxes politicians to lead reforms

ECB president reportedly trying to ‘start a conversation’

Euro strength defies Draghi’s plans

ECB hamstrung till Fed adopts policy that lifts the dollar

Draghi seeks new Brussels reform powers

ECB president calls for tough action to enforce structural changes

Draghi shakes up ECB deliberations

Central bank will publish minutes from January 2015

Live blog: Mario Draghi’s monthly press conference

ECB moves to six-week meeting cycle and will publish minutes from January

Eurozone’s economic recovery stutters

Services and manufacturing PMI hits lowest since December

Euro jump wipes out post-ECB retreat

Single currency at six-week high against dollar

Brussels looks at levy to fund watchdogs

Review also considered new responsibilities for supervisors

Carney boosts ECB fight against deflation

Hint at BoE rate rise helps weaken euro

ECB’s Mersch criticises regulators on ABS

Board member attacks muddled approach to ‘sliced and diced’ loans

Euro falls as ECB measures sink in

Prospect of higher US interest rates also a factor for euro

Doubts grow over effect of new ECB loans

Risks of lending to small business still too high for some banks

Securitisation: saviour machine

ECB asset purchases may not translate into bank lending

ECB’s €400bn loans seen as ‘star of show’

Effort to aid businesses at heart of economic revival package

Draghi pulls another rabbit out of his hat

Further falls in inflation are likely and Japanese-style deflation is conceivable

Mixed reaction to ECB’s liquid hunch

German bank chief warns of ‘increasingly dangerous side effects’

Draghi in battle to head off deflation

First major central bank to cut rates below zero

Draghi’s action has silenced the doubters

The interest rate is as low as it can go but other measures could be stepped up

Draghi tightens central banks’ grip

ECB move helps restore investor confidence it will act if needed

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News, reaction and analysis from Mario Draghi’s press conference

ECB promises much and delivers little

Negative deposit rates are novel but of questionable utility, writes George Magnus

Germany’s savings banks lash out at ECB

Central bank expected to slash interest rates on Thursday

Deflation fears add to pressure on Draghi

Eurozone inflation of 0.5% lifts likelihood of looser monetary policy

European banks: Still unstable

The search for yield has helped fund institutions on the eurozone periphery but concerns remain

ECB action already priced in by investors

If central bank disappoints, analysts expect euro to strengthen

ECB set to follow Danes on negative rates

Monetary policy turn may weaken the euro but is unlikely to spur lending

Time for ECB to act, but talk needed too

Troubled states could be pushed into deflation

ECB rate decision provides the focus

Eurozone, the US, the UK and China will be under scrutiny

ECB poised to cut main interest rates

Central bank moves to tackle deflation threat

Draghi warns of threat to recovery

ECB chief hints at rate cuts and credit easing measures

ECB decamps to debate monetary fixes

Top brass to brainstorm on policy with academics in Portugal

Squeezing the last from the property boom

Commercial property shares have made strong gains

Yellen’s low rate gift is Draghi’s burden

ECB president under pressure to respond to deflation risk

ECB seen keeping ‘bazooka’ under wraps

Negative rates look the most likely step as QE speculation fades

Eurozone now needs to win the peace

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ECB looks to boost lending to SMEs

Central bank considers fresh round of cheap loans to banks

Data to support strengthening US economy

Housing starts, released on Friday, will also be closely watched

Draghi must tackle threat of deflation

ECB should cut interest rates at its next council meeting