POLICY

Valid or voodoo? Monetary theory may appeal in Europe’s ‘age of rage’

Valid or voodoo? Monetary theory may appeal in Europe’s ‘age of rage’

Published 18/03/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Having spent three years and more than 2.6 trillion euros ($3 trillion) trying to boost economic growth across the euro zone, the [more…]

ECB papers over euro zone cracks with more bank loans

ECB papers over euro zone cracks with more bank loans

Published 08/03/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank’s fourth round of cheap long-term loans targeted at banks may steer euro zone lenders away from a cliff [more…]

ECB pushes out rate hike, offers cheap cash to banks

ECB pushes out rate hike, offers cheap cash to banks

Published 08/03/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank changed tack on its tightening plan on Thursday, pushing out the timing of its first post-crisis rate hike [more…]

ECB’s new bank loan scheme won’t cover mortgages: Vasiliauskas

ECB’s new bank loan scheme won’t cover mortgages: Vasiliauskas

Published 08/03/2019

VILNIUS (Reuters) - Euro zone banks will not be able to use a new longer-term lending facility from the European Central Bank to extend mortgages, [more…]

ECB’s Draghi surprised colleagues with bold stimulus plans: sources

ECB’s Draghi surprised colleagues with bold stimulus plans: sources

Published 07/03/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi caught even dovish rate-setters off guard by pushing on Thursday for unexpectedly generous stimulus after forecasts [more…]

ECB to appoint banking watchdog vice chair ‘in coming weeks’: Draghi

ECB to appoint banking watchdog vice chair ‘in coming weeks’: Draghi

Published 07/03/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will appoint someone to become the euro zone’s second-most senior banking watchdog “in the coming weeks”, ECB President [more…]

ECB statement following policy meeting

ECB statement following policy meeting

Published 07/03/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Following is the text of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s statement after the ECB’s policy meeting on Thursday: Based on our [more…]

Explainer: What is the fuss about European Central Bank TLTRO loans?

Explainer: What is the fuss about European Central Bank TLTRO loans?

Published 04/03/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is expected to give banks fresh long-term loans known as TLTROs to keep credit flowing to companies in [more…]

Iran infighting ‘deadly poison’ for foreign policy: Zarif

Iran infighting ‘deadly poison’ for foreign policy: Zarif

Published 26/02/2019

GENEVA (Reuters) - Fighting between parties and factions in Iran is a “deadly poison” undermining foreign policy, Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying in [more…]

McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal

McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal

Published 18/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell [more…]