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Euro zone companies tapped bank credit in June even as economy reopened

Euro zone companies tapped bank credit in June even as economy reopened

Published 27/07/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Euro zone companies continued to tap bank credit at a brisk pace in June even as the economy reopened after three months [more…]

German economy is recovering from pandemic slump, Bundesbank data shows

German economy is recovering from pandemic slump, Bundesbank data shows

Published 13/07/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The German economy is rebounding from a pandemic-induced slump after hitting bottom last month, a real-time indicator developed by the country’s central [more…]

ECB lowers bar for bank mergers in hope of spurring consolidation

ECB lowers bar for bank mergers in hope of spurring consolidation

Published 01/07/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is lowering the bar for bank mergers in the euro zone, hoping to encourage an elusive wave of [more…]

ECB contemplating dividend moratorium extension, Enria says

Published 09/06/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is contemplating whether to extend a request to banks to hold off on dividend payments and share buybacks, [more…]

ECB sees big 2020 recession, partial rebound next year

ECB sees big 2020 recession, partial rebound next year

Published 04/06/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank expects the euro zone to suffer a deep recession this year, with losses only partly made up in [more…]

Irresponsible of governments to leave ECB alone in virus fight: Kazaks

Irresponsible of governments to leave ECB alone in virus fight: Kazaks

Published 08/04/2020

FRANKFURT/RIGA (Reuters) - It would be irresponsible of euro zone countries to leave the European Central Bank alone in the fight against an economic slump [more…]

For ECB, coronabonds could be shield against legal challenges

For ECB, coronabonds could be shield against legal challenges

Published 25/03/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde has a concrete reason for putting pressure on euro zone governments to finance the fight against [more…]

ECB’s Holzmann sees no need for rate cut to combat coronavirus

ECB’s Holzmann sees no need for rate cut to combat coronavirus

Published 03/03/2020

VIENNA (Reuters) - European Central Bank policymaker Robert Holzmann said he would not support an interest rate cut to insulate the euro zone from the [more…]

ECB’s Enria blames legislative ‘mess’ for dos Santos fiasco

ECB’s Enria blames legislative ‘mess’ for dos Santos fiasco

Published 28/01/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The euro zone’s top bank supervisor blamed a “mess” of diverging laws across the bloc on Tuesday for the European Central Bank’s [more…]

Lagarde will take ECB out of ivory tower: De Guindos in El Pais

Lagarde will take ECB out of ivory tower: De Guindos in El Pais

Published 26/10/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Christine Lagarde will ensure European Central Bank policymakers climb down from their “ivory tower” and face the political realities of the euro [more…]