POLICY

ECB to go all the way on stimulus even as economy recovers, Lagarde says

ECB to go all the way on stimulus even as economy recovers, Lagarde says

Published 16/07/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will use its stimulus firepower fully even as the euro zone economy shows some signs of rebounding from [more…]

Euro zone banks expect to tighten access to credit in third quarter, ECB says

Euro zone banks expect to tighten access to credit in third quarter, ECB says

Published 14/07/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Euro zone banks maintained relatively easy access to credit for firms in the second quarter with the backing of government guarantees, but [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…]

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…]

Column: Spend or hoard? Fate of forced savings could define pandemic recovery – Mike Dolan

Column: Spend or hoard? Fate of forced savings could define pandemic recovery – Mike Dolan

Published 03/06/2020

(The author is editor-at-large for finance and markets at Reuters News. Any views expressed here are his own) By Mike Dolan LONDON (Reuters) - Many [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 can do more if needed, but we’re not there yet: Villeroy

ECB can do more if needed, but we’re not there yet: Villeroy

Published 02/03/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is prepared to support the economy if needed in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, although more action [more…]

No phones, no leaks: How Lagarde is making her mark on ECB

No phones, no leaks: How Lagarde is making her mark on ECB

Published 10/02/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Gathered in a German mountain castle last November for an evening retreat that ended with a whiskey-tasting, rebel European Central Bank policymakers [more…]