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’s impatience at the slow pace of reform

Structural improvements are for national politicians to implement

EU ombudsman rebukes ECB over market leaks

Comments made to hedge fund gathering trigger criticism

Draghi and Fischer defend reform calls

Top central bankers reject claim they are too politicised

ECB battles to keep euro under control

Central bank gets vocal to push single currency back down

European CFOs increasingly optimistic

Research finds most expect rise in revenues and profitability

Draghi perches on both sides of the fence

QE is so far working well in Europe, whatever its supposed side-effects

Central banks warned against ‘blind’ risk

Draghi alert to danger of financial instability and inequality

ECB adjusts to life amid the protests

Central bankers bring controversy with ever more political decisions

Greece told to bring reforms to ‘fruition’

Lagarde warns Syriza honeymoon period with creditors is closing

Draghi: Eurozone has tools to deal with Greece

IMF meeting overshadowed by renewed fears about the risk of debt default

Emerging markets confusion

Some look cheap compared to developed peers, but the rise of the dollar is a threat

Protester disrupts ECB press conference

Woman jumps on podium and flings confetti over Draghi

Mario Draghi’s press conference

ECB chief says focus on ‘full implementation’ of QE programme

ECB holds rates ahead of upbeat assessment

Draghi expected to pronounce on unexpected strengthening

Loonie tunes in to Chinese growth data

Canadian dollar and other commodity currencies sensitive to China

Buy Europe as Draghi gets it all wrong

QE in the eurozone is the wrong response to the wrong problem, but it’ll be good for equities

ECB QE drives confidence for now

Not everyone in the eurozone is enjoying a smooth ride

Europe is waiting room full of the sick

Any economy suffering 10% joblessness urgently needs reform

Draghi hits back at QE hawks

ECB president denies programme delays national reforms

Euro dollar graphic

Exchange rates: Transatlantic divergence

There are signs Europe’s economy is turning a corner, but will dollar strength curb the US recovery?

Eurozone QE relies on a confidence trick

Programme’s impact unknown without evidence of how the policy transmits to the real economy

Yellen fights back in euro-dollar drama

Euro fall shows disruptive potential of central banks

Anti-capitalist protesters mar ECB opening

Clashes before inauguration of HQ

Dollar surge poses policy dilemma for Fed

Draghi says eurozone growth slowdown ‘has reversed’

Coeuré calls for respect for EU budget rules

Decision to allow France and Italy flexibility questioned

European QE may not meet Draghi’s hopes

Recovery in Europe will be longer than in UK and US, says David Oakley

Good news at last from the eurozone

The European Central Bank should push on with quantitative easing

Eurozone inflation expectations jump

Surge cited by Draghi as evidence ECB policy is working

ECB set to fire starting gun on QE

Central bank revises growth forecasts upwards

Live blog: Mario Draghi press conference

ECB bond buying and Greece’s bailout set to dominate

Euro hits 11-year low on policy divergence

Single currency weakens ahead of ECB QE and US tightening plan

Why ECB risks running out of ammunition

Constraints lie in 25% issue and 33% issuer limits on bond purchases

Eurozone’s march to QE enters its final stages

How the ECB runs its bond buying will set tone for yields

Eurozone approves Greek reform proposal

IMF and ECB raise concerns over new plan

ECB breathes sigh of relief over QE

Markets respond positively as start of controversial programme nears

Greek bankers calm despite fall in shares

Banking system adequately capitalised, says finance ministry

Game theory: Greece’s defence looks weak

Investors must work out whether the Greeks or Germans might sacrifice position

Weakest demand for Greek debt since 2006

Poor Treasury bill sale comes as finance minister meets Draghi

Greece puts Draghi on the political stage

ECB chief is giving little away but has a strong hand to play

Eurozone alarm grows over Greek brinkmanship

Brussels fears Athens unaware of its perilous situation

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