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Eurozone unemployment falls to more than 7-year low

Eurozone unemployment falls to more than 7-year low

The eurozone jobless rate in February fell to its lowest level since May 2009 as a resurgent hiring spree took hold despite uncertainty over Brexit, EU data showed Monday.

ECB stands firm on stimulus, but says urgency eases

The European Central Bank pledged on Thursday to keep its aggressive stimulus policy at least until the end of the year, but markets leapt higher as it signalled there was less of a need to prop up growth and inflation in the euro zone.

Relaxing bank regulation is the last thing we need: ECB's Draghi

Financial regulation since the global financial crisis underpins stability and the idea of relaxing bank rules is `very worrisome`, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Monday.

ECB holds key interest rates at record lows as calls grow for stimulus exit

ECB holds key interest rates at record lows as calls grow for stimulus exit

The European Central Bank left key interest rates and its mass bond-buying programme unchanged Thursday, at its first meeting of a year when the Frankfurt institution could become a political punching bag.

 Mario Draghi says ECB 'didn`t discuss' winding down massive bond purchases

Mario Draghi says ECB 'didn`t discuss' winding down massive bond purchases

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said Thursday the governing council "didn`t discuss" winding down its massive bond purchases, after a report that an end may be in sight spooked investors earlier this month.

ECB stresses 'readiness to act' in face of Brexit headwinds

European Central Bank policymakers warned of "new headwinds" for the eurozone following Britain`s vote to quit the EU, according to minutes of their July meeting released on Thursday.

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.

Ready to act using all instruments available: ECB President Mario Draghi

Ready to act using all instruments available: ECB President Mario Draghi

 In the latest, ECB has left the interest rates at record low. ECB President Mario Draghi expected inflation to pick up in second half of 2016. 

 

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. 

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 holds key rates unchanged amid market volatility

ECB holds key rates unchanged amid market volatility

The European Central Bank held its monetary policy steady at its first meeting of 2016 Thursday, but is expected to keep the door open for more stimulus later, in the face of recent financial market turmoil, analysts said.

ECB 'still has ammunition' to boost eurozone: Member

Financial markets may have been disappointed by the European Central Bank`s latest round of policy moves, but it still has other measures up its sleeve to boost recovery in the euro area, executive board member Yves Mersch said. 

ECB rolls out more anti-deflation artillery

The European Central Bank stepped up efforts Thursday to kickstart chronically low inflation in the euro area, cutting a key interest rate and extending its controversial asset purchase programme, but financial markets reacted with disappointment. 

ECB cuts deposit rate to (-)0.3%, primes anti-deflation guns

ECB cuts deposit rate to (-)0.3%, primes anti-deflation guns

The European Central Bank cut one of its interest rates and promised to unveil more policy measures on Thursday to fight stubbornly low inflation, testing the limits of monetary policy and hoping to bolster its credibility.

Eurozone inflation unchanged at a low 0.1% in November

Eurozone inflation unchanged at a low 0.1% in November

Central bankers of the 19-member eurozone are keen to fight falling prices.

ECB will 'do what we must' to lift inflation: Draghi

 ECB chief Mario Draghi said Friday the bank will "do what we must" to lift inflation as quickly as possible, in a new sign it could boost its anti-deflation defences.

ECB's Draghi says too early to decide on further stimulus

Risks to Europe`s inflation and growth outlook have increased due to the emerging market slowdown but the European Central Bank needs more time before deciding on further stimulus, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Wednesday.

ECB flags beefed up QE as growth, inflation outlook fades

The European Central Bank cut its growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday, warning of possible further trouble from China and paving the way for an expansion of its already massive 1 trillion-euro plus asset-buying programme.

ECB could ramp up bond purchase programme if necessary: Draghi

The European Central Bank could ramp up its contested bond purchase programme, extending it beyond September 2016 if needed, ECB president Mario Draghi said on Thursday.

ECB cuts growth, inflation forecasts for 2015-2017

The European Central Bank on Thursday cut its forecasts for both economic growth and inflation in the single currency area over the next few years.