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.

Investors pour billions into cash funds

Market turmoil points to shift out of riskier assets into havens

Deflation threat to Draghi’s credibility

Markets expect inflation to undershoot central bank targets

Timeline: Events leading to ECB case

Draghi’s pledge to save the euro kicks off a legal process

Yields on European covered bonds hit lows

ECB’s plan to buy the assets boosts demand and raises prices

Dark clouds gather over Europe

Economic stagnation and the Russia-Ukraine conflict are worrying

It’s Draghi versus Weidmann on ECB QE

But it is unclear how they are going to bridge their differences

A guest looks towards the Teton Mountains from the Jackson Lake Lodge in Teton National Park near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, U.S
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Shifting dynamics at Jackson Hole underline a new divergence

Central banks are revising their positions on interest rates

An extraordinary state of ‘managed depression’

In the eurozone, more action is needed if a widely shared and successful recovery is to be achieved

Draghi vows to fight eurozone deflation

ECB president warns on dangers of relying on monetary policy

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Trapped in a cycle of credit booms

The eurozone seems to be waiting for the Godot of global demand to float it off into debt sustainability

Eurozone inflation gauge hits record low

Fall in ‘5 year-5 year’ measure deals blow to ECB

Dwindling US inflation casts shadow

Dollar’s strength is helping to tighten financial conditions

Inflation outlook brings ECB QE into view

Mario Draghi’s April plan has so far been followed exactly, but further action may be needed

ECB’s lack of detail on plan disappoints

Stimulus seen as wide in scope but vague on scale

Criticism of Draghi’s deeds is misguided

The ECB president deserves support for his asset-buying plan

ECB to start asset purchases this month

Draghi reveals details of loan-buying scheme

Mario Draghi’s press conference

ECB unveils plan to buy asset-backed securities

Protesters clash with police in Naples

Heavy police presence underlines sense of urgency facing ECB

Merkel should stop Draghi’s meddling

The ECB is overstepping its mandate with anti-deflationary measures, writes Hans-Werner Sinn

Asset-backed securities: Back from disgrace

The ECB is pinning its hopes on a discredited symbol of pre-crisis financial engineering to kick-start growth

ECB pushed to take ‘junk’ loan bundles

Relaxation of rules likely to face German opposition

ECB’s asset plan takes political hit

Governing council to reveal on Thursday what it will buy

Euro weakness strengthens policy makers

Dollar touches highs last seen in July 2010 as Fed bond buying nears end

Draghi’s new weapon in war on deflation

Focus on inflation swap rates may raise case for sovereign QE

Europe’s companies urge capitals to reform

Launch of TLTRO programme welcomed

Draghi defends ECB’s cheap lending scheme

Take-up of the first loan auction lower than anticipated

ECB urges Berlin to cut taxes and spend

Bank official Benoît Cœuré calls on Germany to tackle challenges

Negative interest rates far from absurd

Need for eurozone action forces out boundaries of economics

Europe junk bonds recover from sell-off

Geopolitical tensions have eased, allowing prices to rebound

Deflation takes shine off Italy’s shop sales

Businesses cut their prices as economy stagnates

Eurozone leaders warn on fiscal rules

Intervention could set up a conflict with France and Italy

Draghi hits back at critics of ABS plan

ECB chief aims to ease fears over risks

Dip in inflation expectations blow to ECB

Drop in closely watched gauge comes despite aggressive easing

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Europe has to do whatever it takes

The new European Commission needs to take a stand for common sense and growth

Question hangs over Draghi’s latest salvo

New measures no guarantee lending will be channelled into SMEs

Economists hail birth of ‘Draghinomics’

Policy mix signals important evolution of thinking

What Draghi must do next to fix Europe

Eurozone policy makers and their economic advisers are structuralists by inclination

ECB: frontrunner in evil Anglo-Saxon race

There is no clear path to recovery, but there is a way to inflate the bonus pool, says John Dizard

Eurozone borrowing costs turn negative

Yields on two-year bonds see further significant falls

Do we need central banks?

They intervene so much, they can never stop

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