European Central Bank

Balance of risk now more favourable for euro economy – ECB’s Knot

Balance of risk now more favourable for euro economy – ECB’s Knot

Published 03/07/2020

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The risk of a deeper economic euro zone recession than predicted in the European Central Bank’s (ECB) baseline scenario has diminished, ECB [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…]

Exclusive: Germany missed chances to put Wirecard on watchlist, source says

Exclusive: Germany missed chances to put Wirecard on watchlist, source says

Published 30/06/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German regulators twice looked into tightening the supervision of collapsed payments firm Wirecard and discussed it with the German and European central [more…]

Euro zone data confirm tepid recovery, ECB’s Knot says

Euro zone data confirm tepid recovery, ECB’s Knot says

Published 25/06/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A string of positive economic indicators in the euro zone confirm that a recovery is on its way but the bloc may [more…]

Changing of guard at top German court signals de-escalation for ECB

Changing of guard at top German court signals de-escalation for ECB

Published 22/06/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Changes to the composition of Germany’s top court are likely to make it less confrontational towards the European Central Bank following a [more…]

Prepping portfolios for next market storm? Not just gold and govvies

Prepping portfolios for next market storm? Not just gold and govvies

Published 09/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - G7 government bonds? Check. Gold? Check. But that may not be enough as the coronavirus crisis accelerates a hunt for a wider [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 expands pandemic support to over $1.5 trillion

ECB expands pandemic support to over $1.5 trillion

Published 04/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Central Bank beefed up its bond-buying programme on Thursday in its latest effort to support a euro zone economy pummelled [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…]

Lagarde comments at ECB press conference

Lagarde comments at ECB press conference

Published 04/06/2020

(Reuters) - The European Central Bank beefed up its bond-buying programme on Thursday in its latest effort to support a euro zone economy pummelled by [more…]