ECB pours cash into company bonds to boost eurozone

ECB pours cash into company bonds to boost eurozone

Having already slashed interest rates to below zero and pumped massive amounts of cash into financial markets, it started to directly finance businesses by buying their debt in the bond market.

Eurozone inflation still negative at 0.1% in May

Eurozone inflation still negative at 0.1% in May

Eurozone inflation remained in negative territory in May, data showed Tuesday, providing further evidence that the European Central Bank`s unprecedented stimulus efforts are slow to work.

G7 focus on global growth as meeting kicks off in Japan

G7 focus on global growth as meeting kicks off in Japan

Finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 kicked off meetings in Japan today that could highlight a divide among the club of rich nations over currency policy and how to rev up global growth.

US puts Germany, China on watchlist for economic surpluses

US puts Germany, China on watchlist for economic surpluses

The United States named Germany, China and three other East Asian countries on Friday to a new "monitoring" list of trade partners with excessive budget and trade surpluses.

IMF cuts eurozone growth forecast amid 'major' challenges

IMF cuts eurozone growth forecast amid 'major' challenges

The IMF cut its growth forecasts for the eurozone on Tuesday as the refugee crisis, terrorism and the threat of Britain choosing to exit the EU weighed on the outlook.

Eurozone economic activity ticks up after sharp fall: Survey

Eurozone private sector business activity ticked up in March after a sharp fall in February, a closely watched survey showed Tuesday, but the outlook remains clouded.

Brexit risks taking multi-trillion euro trading from London

The ECB is determined to tackle an anomaly dating from 1999 when Britain opted out of the euro`s launch: a dominant share of trading in the currency it issues goes on outside its jurisdiction in London.

Eurozone inflation still negative, down 0.1% in March

Eurozone consumer prices continued to fall in March but at a slightly slower pace than in February, data showed Thursday, despite the European Central Bank`s massive economic stimulus programme.

Mario Draghi, Germany draw daggers over ECB`s mega-stimulus

Mario Draghi, Germany draw daggers over ECB`s mega-stimulus

A simmering war between ECB chief Mario Draghi and Germany erupted into the open on Friday after the bank unleashed an unprecedented stock of ammunition to light a fire under chronically weak inflation. 

Battle to boost eurozone in doubt despite ECB bazooka

Battle to boost eurozone in doubt despite ECB bazooka

A long battle to avert deflation and jumpstart the 19-nation eurozone economy is far from over despite an unprecedented barrage of stimulus measures by the European Central Bank, analysts warn.

ECB delivers another adrenaline shot to eurozone economy

ECB delivers another adrenaline shot to eurozone economy

The European Central Bank brought out the heavy artillery Thursday to jumpstart the stalled eurozone economy, slashing already record-low interest rates, pumping massive new sums into the banking system and, for the first time, buying corporate bonds.

ECB cuts key rates, beefs up asset purchase programme

ECB cuts key rates, beefs up asset purchase programme

The European Central Bank on Thursday cut key interest rates and said it would spend tens of billions more to kickstart the chronically weak eurozone economy, sparking a sharp rally in stock markets.

Eurozone ministers seek to end Greece bailout row

Eurozone ministers seek to end Greece bailout row

The eurozone 19 ministers are meeting in Brussels just as EU leaders and Turkey hold talks next door to discuss the refugee crisis, in which Greece is also a sensitive focal point.

Eurozone unemployment at lowest since August 2011

Eurozone unemployment at lowest since August 2011

Eurozone unemployment fell to its lowest level in four-and-a-half years in January, official data showed Tuesday, beating forecasts but still too high to help stimulate growth in Europe`s nearly static economy.

G20 finance ministers warn against Brexit

Ministers from the world`s biggest economies lined up on Saturday to warn against a potential British exit from the European Union.

Eurozone inflation weaker than first estimated

Eurozone inflation in January was weaker than initially estimated, data showed Thursday, heaping further pressure on the European Central Bank to ramp up efforts to boost the economy in Europe.

Cameron says 'still no deal' at EU 'Brexit' summit

Cameron says 'still no deal' at EU 'Brexit' summit

David Cameron on Friday said he had still not reached a deal with EU counterparts to try and keep Britain in the bloc as a crunch Brexit summit went into a second day.

`Grexit` fears loom without solid Greek reforms: IMF

Fears that Greece will exit the eurozone, a "Grexit", could revive if Greek authorities do not come up with "credible" reforms, notably on pensions, a senior IMF official said Thursday.

EU cuts 2016 eurozone growth forecast on China risks

EU cuts 2016 eurozone growth forecast on China risks

The European Commission on Thursday cut its eurozone 2016 growth forecast to 1.7 percent from 1.8 percent.