ECB launches new round of ultra-cheap loans for banks

ECB launches new round of ultra-cheap loans for banks

The European Central Bank on Wednesday launched a new round of ultra-cheap loans for banks in a fresh move to kick-start sluggish credit in the single currency area. 

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.

ECB bond-buying scheme faces new lawsuit in Germany

ECB bond-buying scheme faces new lawsuit in Germany

A group of German businessmen and academics are taking the European Central Bank to court over its controversial bond-buying programme, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

European Central Bank scraps 500-euro note

European Central Bank scraps 500-euro note

The European Central Bank on Wednesday said it would stop producing and issuing 500-euro banknotes, amid fears that the violet-coloured bills were favoured by criminals for money laundering and even terrorist financing.

Growth in eurozone private sector slows slightly: ECB

Growth in eurozone private sector slows slightly: ECB

Growth of loans to the private sector in the euro area slowed slightly in March, European Central Bank data showed on Wednesday.

ECB keeps rates unchanged at record low as expected

ECB keeps rates unchanged at record low as expected

The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged as expected on Thursday, holding them at record lows as it prints money to lift the economy and raise inflation

Eurozone bank sector on mend, ECB survey shows

Eurozone bank sector on mend, ECB survey shows

Europe`s battered financial sector is showing further signs of mending and banks are increasingly competing for custom by easing credit standards, a key European Central Bank survey showed on Tuesday.

Eurozone bank sector on mend, ECB survey shows

Eurozone bank sector on mend, ECB survey shows

Europe`s battered financial sector is showing further signs of mending and banks are increasingly competing for custom by easing credit standards, a key European Central Bank survey showed on Tuesday.

Critical voices within ECB council over policy action, minutes show

Critical voices within ECB council over policy action, minutes show

Critical voices were raised within the European Central Bank`s governing council over some of the new stimulus measures rolled out at its last meeting, the minutes of that March meeting showed on Thursday. 

ECB's Draghi cautions future of global economy uncertain

ECB's Draghi cautions future of global economy uncertain

The future of the global economy remains uncertain and there are questions about Europe`s ability to weather new shocks, the president of the European Central Bank said in its annual report on Thursday

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.

Gold eases, but underpinned by weaker dollar

Gold eases, but underpinned by weaker dollar

Spot gold eased on Monday, but found support from a weaker dollar as US and European central bank rhetoric turns more dovish, investors will search for further hints of easing in a week with few data releases to indicate whether years of loose monetary policy are having any material effect.

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 fires off new volley of shots in eurozone`s anti-deflation battle

ECB fires off new volley of shots in eurozone`s anti-deflation battle

The European Central Bank on Thursday fired off a new volley of shots in its ongoing battle to avert deflation in the euro area and jumpstart economic recovery in the region. 

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.

ECB plays down effects of negative interest rates on banks

The European Central Bank on Wednesday sought to counter claims by eurozone banks that negative interest rates are hurting their profitability.

Market turmoil could hold back euro zone inflation: European Central Bank member

Market turmoil could hold back euro zone inflation: European Central Bank member

Europe`s financial market turmoil could delay a rise in inflation even further and banks will need to be fixed with forceful action over time, European Central Bank Executive Board member Benoit Coeure told a German newspaper on Saturday.

ECB to decide soon on fate of 500-euro banknotes: Board member

ECB to decide soon on fate of 500-euro banknotes: Board member

Authorities increasingly suspect that the notes are being used for illicit purposes, "an argument we cannot ignore given the importance of fighting money laundering and the financing of terrorism," Coeure said.