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  1. April 16, 2014

    Portuguese bond yields tumble on ECB QE hopes

    Portuguese government borrowing costs have tumbled to fresh multiyear lows as investors increasingly price-in the launch of...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Bundled debt will quicken recovery

    While the European Central Bank ponders the use of exotic instruments such as negative interest rates and perhaps even...

  1. April 14, 2014

    Draghi intervention has limited euro effect

    Policy makers’ efforts to talk down the euro had a limited effect as investors continued to pile into the bond markets of...

  2. April 13, 2014

    Portuguese finance minister open to unconventional easing by ECB

    Portugal’s finance minister said she would welcome unconventional monetary easing measures from the European Central Bank,...

  3. April 10, 2014

    ECB’s bond-buying not yet a done deal

    No sooner had Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, announced that the institution’s governing council was...

  4. April 10, 2014

    Fears grow over scale of eurozone bond rally

    Greece used to be a byword for bond market trouble. But the country’s successful return on Thursday to global capital...

  5. April 6, 2014

    Global economic recovery ‘hinges on reforms’

    The recovery in the world’s leading economies is strengthening but concerted action by governments is needed to rebuild lost...

  6. April 4, 2014

    Mario Draghi has to back QE words with action

    The power of a central bankers’ jawbone is awesome. But there are limits. After a point, words must be backed by actions to...

  7. April 3, 2014

    ECB says prepared to embrace QE

    The European Central Bank has given the strongest signal yet that it is prepared to embrace quantitative easing to prevent...

  8. April 3, 2014

    Easing would be the wrong move for the ECB

    Will the European Central Bank go down the route of quantitative easing? For some time now, Anglo-Saxon economists and...

  9. April 3, 2014

    ECB seen as unlikely to act despite deflation fears

    Despite increasing warnings that the eurozone risks falling into deflation and the more dovish tone adopted recently by some...

  10. March 30, 2014

    Europe’s central bankers talk too much and act too little

    It is five months since the sharp and persistent drop in eurozone inflation, and the gnomes in the European Central Bank’s...

  11. March 30, 2014

    Weidmann plays tactical game with moderation of tone on ECB policy

    The arch hawk of the European Central Bank has frequently found himself in a minority of one. But for Jens Weidmann, the...

  12. March 28, 2014

    Europe without the euro risk

    Recent columns have focused on prospects for global property and China, but this month I’m looking closer to home. I have...

  13. The A-List

    March 27, 2014

    Reasons to favour eurozone quantitative easing

    The surprising statement by Jens Weidmann, head of the Bundesbank, that quantitative easing “is not out of the question” in...

  14. March 13, 2014

    ECB president Mario Draghi counters euro upswing

    Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, has attempted to counter the strengthening of the euro, saying the central...

  15. March 6, 2014

    Draghi unconcerned by meagre price rises

    Imagine eurozone inflation was running at 3 per cent, and the European Central Bank projected that it would still be above...

  16. March 2, 2014

    Deflation fears drive down eurozone borrowing costs

    Financial market bets that the European Central Bank will be forced to start buying government bonds to stem the threat of...

  17. February 18, 2014

    Bond markets weigh risks of eurozone QE

    At last, after resisting for so long, the European Central Bank looks closer to implementing its own version of quantitative...

  18. February 13, 2014

    Karlsruhe fallout highlights power of ECB

    Explaining why markets have moved in one direction or another is not always easy. Explaining why they have not moved at all...

  19. February 9, 2014

    Germany’s constitutional court has strengthened the eurosceptics

    When the first headlines came out on Friday morning, it looked as if the German constitutional court had caved in. It...

  20. February 3, 2014

    A eurozone bond need not be a freeloaders’ charter

    After four months of very low inflation, the spectre of deflation is haunting the eurozone. It appears especially...

  21. January 26, 2014

    ECB poised for battle to ward off deflation

    Mario Draghi has signalled that he would be prepared for the European Central Bank to fight deflation in Europe by buying...

  22. January 24, 2014

    Investors wrestle with spectre of deflation

    Politicians conjure up imagery seemingly out of a Harry Potter book when discussing deflation. The phenomenon of sustained...

  23. January 23, 2014

    Money markets sound alarm for ECB

    Sudden rises in very short-term market interest rates – the cost of borrowing overnight, for instance – usually spell...

  24. January 22, 2014

    Eurozone repo market shrinks in second half

    Cash hoarding by lenders and increased reliance on central bank funding caused the eurozone’s “repo” market, where banks can...

  25. January 12, 2014

    The eurozone economy needs nurture not neglect

    We still have a lot to learn from the economic events of the past seven years. But we are at least in a position to reject...

  26. January 10, 2014

    Why Britain lucked out with Carney

    For more than a year, I’ve been saying that quantitative easing doesn’t work. Most people think I’m mad. Few publicly agree...

  27. January 10, 2014

    Europe’s stocks reflect growing confidence in recovery

    A rally in peripheral eurozone bond markets this week led José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, to declare...

  28. January 9, 2014

    ECB charts familiar course as Japan, US and UK begin to diverge

    The diverging paths of the world’s main central banks were highlighted on Thursday as the European Central Bank left the...

  29. November 29, 2013

    Spain back on track as Indian GDP disappoints

    Producer prices fell in France and Italy, while Spain registered a current account surplus of €3bn ($4.1bn) in September,...

  30. November 27, 2013

    ECB warns on external risks to eurozone financial system

    The European Central Bank on Wednesday issued a stark warning over the threat posed by the scaling back of US monetary...

  31. November 17, 2013

    Why Europe needs to try unconventional policy

    Last week’s dreadful data for the eurozone tell us that a long period of low economic growth and excessively low inflation...

  32. November 12, 2013

    Why Draghi was right to cut rates

    The monetary policy of the European Central Bank has been too tight. This is shown in the fall of core annual inflation to...

  33. October 16, 2013

    The price of the ECB doing nothing

    When the European Central Bank last year pledged to buy government bonds in unlimited quantities, the German media growled....

  34. August 18, 2013

    Tapering plan drives investors into riskier debt

    The Federal Reserve’s plan to end quantitative easing, in part to prevent financial bubbles, is in fact driving investors...

  35. August 13, 2013

    Fund managers back a European recovery

    Investor confidence in Europe has surged this month to the highest in nine years, underscoring the global shift in sentiment...

  36. June 11, 2013

    Tide turns for peripheral eurozone bonds

    The tide seems to have turned on peripheral eurozone bond yields. Even better than expected industrial production on...

  37. May 16, 2013

    Bank of England questions IMF report on losses from easing policy

    The Bank of England has queried International Monetary Fund calculations used in a report estimating the central bank’s...

  38. April 25, 2013

    Eurozone gloom prompts calls for rate cut

    Mounting gloom about the outlook for the eurozone economy has led to calls for the European Central Bank to cut interest...

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