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.

Yellen sees Jackson Hole return to roots

Wall Street economists excluded from this year’s conference

Spectre of ‘lost decade’ haunting Europe

Pressure grows on ECB to start quantitative easing

Dramas to match scenery at Jackson Hole

Labour market dynamics to play central role for monetary policy

Draghi must start doing whatever it takes

You cannot conjure a recovery by summoning the confidence fairy, writes Richard Portes

Draghi has few legal ways to fix the euro

The ECB has signalled that it is safe to bet against the inflation target

Central bankers gather at Jackson Hole

Fed and BoE minutes also in spotlight

Bitcoin: small change in financial innovation

Monetary manias fuelled the tulip craze and the South Sea bubble

ECB would, for now, prefer to do nothing

Officials believe measures unveiled in June will boost growth

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at his office in Chigi Palace in Rome August 8, 2014. Photographer Alessia Pierdomenico
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Renzi defends Italy’s pace of reform

PM stakes credibility on deficit target

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at his office in Chigi Palace in Rome August 8, 2014. Photographer Alessia Pierdomenico
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Renzi takes rapier to bureaucracy

Italian prime minister tackles his critics head on

Draghi: Relax and head to the beach

It might seem odd that ECB head is so calm

Eurozone recovery on track, says Draghi

ECB chief admits Ukraine and Middle East crises raise risks

Klépierre / Corio: European retail property

The creation of Europe’s second biggest landlord

‘Three arrows’ to put EU back on target

Policy initiatives need to focus on core as well as periphery

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

As it happened – Mario Draghi’s press conference

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