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  1. June 11, 2014

    ECB’s Yves Mersch hits out at regulators over ABS

    A senior member of the European Central Bank has taken a swipe at regulators for their muddled approach to regulating...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Europe’s top two central banks seek to revive ‘toxic’ assets

    Europe’s top two central banks are joining forces to push for the relaxation of rules on an asset class blamed for the...

  1. March 26, 2014

    EU to ease rules on ‘toxic sludge’ to boost credit

    European regulators are preparing to get their hands dirty by easing rules on an asset class once labelled “toxic sludge”,...

  2. Money Supply

    December 18, 2012

    ECB's Yves Mersch on monetary policy

    Yves Mersch. Getty Images Yves Mersch, the former governor of the bank of Luxembourg, whose elevation to the European...

  3. FT Alphaville

    November 23, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Opec’s strategic foothold in Asia — Opec countries, it turns out, are making clever...

  4. October 25, 2012

    MEPs veto ECB choice in gender stand-off

    The European parliament has rejected Luxembourg’s top central banker for a key post at the European Central Bank in protest...

  5. Money Supply

    October 11, 2012

    Gender politics meets monetary policy

    Still not there: Yves Mersch Yves Mersch’s long, slow ascent to a place on the six-member executive board of the European...

  6. Brussels Blog

    September 27, 2012

    Van Rompuy swings, and misses, for the ECB

    Van Rompuy this week at the UN. MEP Goulard called his letter "empty (and quite insulting The ongoing saga of the European...

  7. Brussels Blog

    September 7, 2012

    Yves Mersch is male. Is that now a problem for ECB?

    Luxembourg's Yves Mersch, left, arriving at an ECB executive board meeting in Finland last year. Yves Mersch’s path to a...

  8. July 10, 2012

    Juncker reappointed to eurozone post

    Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg’s prime minister, won another term as president of the eurozone group of finance ministers...

  9. July 9, 2012

    Spain given extra time to cut deficit

    Spain will be given some relief on Tuesday from its austerity woes when its EU partners grant it extra time to meet its...

  10. Money Supply

    June 19, 2012

    ECB finds five is no fun

    The Federal Reserve Board is used to long periods without a full complement of governors. Now, the European Central Bank’s...

  11. Brussels Blog

    March 28, 2012

    Sarkozy, Schäuble and eurozone musical chairs

    Eurogroup contenders Juncker, left, and Schäuble Although the financial markets and many non-Europeans will be watching...

  12. March 22, 2012

    Schäuble leads race to head Eurogroup

    Germany’s Wolfgang Schäuble has emerged as the frontrunner to take over the powerful Eurogroup of eurozone finance...

  13. Money Supply

    January 23, 2012

    Finland fuels dispute over ECB seat

    And now Finland. Jyrki Katainen, the country’s prime minister, has joined calls for a northern European to be appointed to...

  14. January 22, 2012

    Grand Duchy exposes eurozone fault lines

    “Luxembourg hits back!” is not the sort of headline that usually panics European policymakers. But when the tiny Grand Duchy...

  15. Money Supply

    January 20, 2012

    Luxembourg challenges Spain over ECB seat

    The battle hots up. Luxembourg has challenged Spain’s self-proclaimed right to a place in the European Central Bank’s...

  16. January 19, 2012

    Eurozone disputes choice of ECB officials

    Eurozone member states are set for fresh clashes over the European Central Bank’s leadership after Luxembourg joined the...

  17. Money Supply

    October 27, 2011

    An apology on sovereign debt?

    Among the timeliest pieces of economic research produced this year has been the Committee for the Global Financial System...

  18. Money Supply

    September 21, 2011

    Weidmann entertains

    Is Jens Weidmann, Germany’s Bundesbank president, rallying opponents of the European Central Bank’s government bond...

  19. May 16, 2011

    Life imitates art in the eurozone’s Herculean battle

    From Prof Susan Senior Nello. Sir, In the last few days in Florence a conference on the state of the European Union took...

  20. Money Supply

    April 11, 2011

    Trichet's successor in June?

    The competition to succeed Jean-Claude Trichet, who steps down as European Central Bank president at the end of October, was...

  21. February 22, 2011

    Dollar thrives on Middle East upheaval

    The dollar advanced on Tuesday as escalating political turmoil in the Middle East and north Africa drove haven demand for...

  22. Money Supply

    November 24, 2010

    Luxembourg lobbying at the ECB

    The European Central Bank governing council goes into “purdah” on Thursday ahead of next week’s interest rate setting...

  23. Money Supply

    November 12, 2010

    Eurozone growth fails to surprise

    You can take a gloomy view of today’s eurozone GDP figures. Third quarter growth, at 0.4 per cent on the previous three...

  24. Money Supply

    April 27, 2010

    Saving the eurozone - a possible script

    Back from a trip to the US, Jean-Claude Trichet, European Central Bank president, hurries on Wednesday to Berlin, where he...

  25. Money Supply

    February 16, 2010

    VP choice makes Weber likelier for ECB President

    Portuguese central banker Vitor Manuel Ribeiro Constancio has been chosen by a “unanimous” and “quick” vote of finance...

  26. January 21, 2010

    Berlin pushes bank head for ECB top job

    Berlin has stepped up its campaign for Axel Weber, Bundesbank chief, to be elected president of the European Central Bank...

  27. January 20, 2010

    Berlin pushes Weber for top job at ECB

    Berlin has stepped up its campaign for Axel Weber, Bundesbank chief, to be elected president of the European Central Bank...

  28. Money Supply

    December 2, 2009

    ECB: The next VP

    Eurozone finance ministers have discussed who might be the European Central Bank’s new vice-president, according to...

  29. February 11, 2009

    Eurozone interest rates

    Yves Mersch is only the latest European Central Bank board member to say the ECB should avoid zero interest rate policies,...

  30. February 10, 2009

    Eurozone interest rates

    Yves Mersch is only the latest European Central Bank board member to say the ECB should avoid zero interest rate policies,...

  31. February 2, 2009

    Europe's bank falls into a false-logic trap

    Question: "What does the ECB understand a 'liquidity trap' to mean?"Answer: "We do not intend to have interest rates so low...

  32. February 1, 2009

    Europe’s bank falls into a false-logic trap

    Question: “What does the ECB understand a ‘liquidity trap’ to mean?” Answer: “We do not intend to have interest rates so low...

  33. January 26, 2009

    Transcript: FT interview with Yves Mersch

    Ralph Atkins interviewed Yves Mersch, Luxembourg central bank governor and member of the ECB’s governing council on January...

  34. FT Alphaville

    January 26, 2009

    Eurozone warned on quantitative easing

    Unconventional emergency measures to boost the eurozone economy could prove difficult for the ECB to implement, a member of...

  35. January 26, 2009

    Warning of quantitative easing problems in eurozone

    Unconventional emergency measures to boost the eurozone economy could prove exceptionally hard for the European Central Bank...

  36. January 26, 2009

    ECB harbours doubts over quantitative easing

    Unconventional emergency measures to boost the eurozone economy could prove exceptionally hard for the European Central...

  37. January 26, 2009

    Warning from ECB on easing measures

    Emergency, unconventional measures to boost the eurozone economy could prove exceptionally hard for the European Central...

  38. January 25, 2009

    Warning over quantitative easing in eurozone

    Unconventional emergency measures to boost the eurozone economy could prove exceptionally hard for the European Central Bank...

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