ECB considers making weaker euro zone states bear more QE risk

Such a move could help persuade a reluctant Germany to back plans to buy state bonds.

Gold price eases on dollar strength ahead of ECB, US jobs data

Gold climbed to a one-month high of $1,220.99 an ounce on Monday, after having slumped to $1,142.91 in the same session.

BOJ's Kuroda resolute in fight against deflation, says ready to ease more

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday stressed the bank`s readiness to expand stimulus further to meet its price goal, a message that was partially echoed by an European Central Bank policymaker as the euro zone economy battles to lift off.

Global economy weekahead - European growth as elusive as quicksilver

Data from both sides of the Atlantic will give clues in the coming week on just how bad the euro zone economy is and just how sustainable is its U.S. counterpart.

Four in five eurozone banks pass ECB health test

A large majority of eurozone banks were given a clean bill of health Sunday by the European Central Bank, fuelling hopes that a major cause of economic uncertainty could soon be eliminated, analysts said.

Asian shares slip on profit-taking

Asian markets slipped on profit-taking Thursday following the previous day`s hefty gains while there was little positive reaction after a closely watched indicator showed a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing activity.

Gold price dips but global growth worries could support

Gold had slipped 0.5 percent to USD 1,226.35 an ounce Wednesday after hitting a four-week peak of USD 1,237.90 on Tuesday, before paring gains to close the day 0.4 percent lower.

Growth in Europe remains fragile, says ECB chief Draghi

With economic growth remaining fragile, European countries cannot afford to relax their efforts towards implementing structural reforms, according to ECB chief Mario Draghi.

ECB may soon join the flight of the doves

Even as the euro zone economy shows faint signs of stirring, the European Central Bank is likely to send a dovish message this week that more monetary help will be on the way before long.

A year on, Draghi's 'save the euro' pledge remains untested

A year after Mario Draghi vowed to do "whatever it takes" to save the euro, the European Central Bank president can claim to have staved off disaster - but he may have to back up his words with action before long.

Euro zone credit slump deepens in June as loans to business shrink

Loans to the euro zone's private sector shrank by more than expected in June, starving the economy of the funds needed to sustain recovery and piling pressure on the European Central Bank to take fresh action.

ECB should cut rates, launch new cheap loans to banks to help growth: IMF

The European Central Bank may have to cut interest rates and launch a fresh round of unconventional monetary easing to help boost the euro zone economy, which is still weighed down by spending cuts, the IMF said on Thursday.