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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.

Sticking with shares

Spectre of Greece looms large

Negative yields are everywhere

Paying to own something in the hope that its value rises is nothing new

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The stand-off that may sink the euro

Sensible policy makers should see Syriza’s election success as a wake-up call not a nightmare

Bonds: Caught in a debt trap

The markets’ verdict on central bank policies is that they are failing on inflation and growth

Banks warns capital rules will blunt QE

Groups propose a relaxation to securitisation regulations

No one shops on the basis of a price index

From GR Steele. Sir, If, as reported, Mario Draghi argued ‘that plunging oil prices had raised the threat of a destructive period of falling prices’, then his comment is breathtaking

QE and equities: easy come, easy go

Buying European equities may make sense, but they are hardly good value

How Europe’s power couple split over QE

Draghi-Merkel relationship under strain over monetary policy

Draghi provides hope for Italian business

Exporters welcome fall in value of the euro

Draghi’s pledge gives credible hope

Expect the global hunt for yield to continue until rates rise

Critics fear ECB action will fuel bubbles

Quantitative easing forecast to delay pressure for needed reforms

Monetary union is political union

The biggest problem is one Draghi can do nothing about, writes Stephen King

Draghi’s QE outstrips expectations

How the European Central Bank bond-buying programme will work

ECB unleashes larger than expected QE

Asset purchases to total €60bn a month until September 2016

Draghi’s promise to do whatever it takes

Nobody knows whether ECB’s QE will work but it is a start at least

Draghi does enough for now

Getting inflation expectations higher is not going to be easy, writes Stephanie Flanders

Merkel says QE no substitute for reform

Chancellor warns on looser monetary policy

ECB can only buy time for Europe

Central bank pursues macroeconomic objectives with imperfect tools, writes Mohamed El-Erian

Draghi opens Europe’s monetary spigot

Eliminating eurozone deflation will require sustained treatment

Super Mario strikes again

The ECB again breaks free of the constraints of eurozone politics, writes Martin Sandbu

ECB holds rates ahead of QE announcement

Bank set to reveal its sovereign bond-buying programme

Tensions build ahead of ECB launch

French finance minister expresses frustration at Germany

Five things to watch from the ECB’s big move

Draghi lines up quantitative easing

European politics emerges as one of the top global risk factors

The European Commission has scaled down forecasts for growth against a background of deflation fears

Tensions simmer over eurozone QE

Concerns mount over concessions to Germany

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Bolder steps from Europe’s banks

The ECB’s QE programme must now happen — the eurozone economy is at stake

QE will be different in the eurozone

Issues with bonds, banks, exports and politics key to outcome

German media attack eurozone QE plans

Draghi charm offensive fails to silence critics

Self-doubt in snow boots: the Davos CEO

The World Economic Forum is designed to exacerbate executive angst, not confidence

The eurozone: A strained bond

The ECB’s debate with Germany threatens to lessen the impact of the expected asset-buying plan

Eurozone QE is on way — with conditions

ECB to put burden for losses on national central banks

Focus on ECB asset purchases programme

The consensus is for interest rates to remain unchanged

The economy is better than you think

Though Europe faces deflation, the fall in oil price is a boon for consumers

ECB set to bow to German pressure over QE

Announcement of scheme likely next Thursday

Mario Draghi skipping Davos

Bill Winters’s theatrical venture, Financial Reporting Council machinations and Barclays’ new man

ECB will watch Greece as it launches QE

Political factors are important when anticipating ECB actions

QE credibility is starting to wane

Investors are losing faith in central banks to lift inflation

Draghi fights for independence at the ECB

Taking the fight to deflation needs the central bank to be unshackled

ECJ decision could narrow QE options

ECJ set to make interim ruling on earlier bond buying pledge

Economists back Draghi’s call for action

Respondents to FT poll urge fiscal easing and structural reforms

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