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    1. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Pound firms on poll position

      It’s all about sterling this morning, as the British pound received a boost from weekend polls showing voters were...

    2. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      ECB has no plans to abolish cash - Mersch

      The European Central Bank’s decision to abolish the €500 banknote does not signal the end of cash in Europe, one of...

    1. November 2, 2015

      The ECB executive must be above suspicion

      Central bankers have always been powerful players in the world economy. Their role since the crisis has given them even...

    2. November 2, 2015

      ECB officials met bankers before key decisions

      Some of the European Central Bank’s top decision-makers met bankers and asset managers days before major policy...

    3. April 14, 2015

      Economic upturn unlikely to curb ECB bond-buying programme

      Nascent signs of an economic upturn in the eurozone are not yet convincing enough to persuade policy makers at the...

    4. April 7, 2015

      Eurozone bond-buying hits €52.5bn in first month

      The eurozone’s central bankers bought €52.5bn-worth of government bonds in the first month of their landmark...

    5. Gavyn Davies

      November 26, 2014

      Fault lines within the ECB

      The simmering row between the European Central Bank president Mario Draghi and the German Bundesbank president Jens...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. Money Supply

      September 21, 2011

      Weidmann entertains

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

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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