Sep 4, 2012 In China, manufacturing activity fell last month for the first time in almost a year, putting more pressure on Chinese officials to do something to stimulate the economy. Meanwhile in Europe, we learned this morning that manufacturing activity in the eurozone also fell last month, which will in turn put more pressure on the European Central Bank to do something about the ongoing crisis there.
Aug 2, 2012 The Fed announced yesterday that it is prepared to act if the economy gets worse -- But for now, nada. Which brings us to the European Central Bank, which is holding a meeting today in Frankfurt and might have a little something up its sleeve for the global economy.
Jul 26, 2012 What can the European Central Bank really do to help the euro and what obstacles might be in its way?
Jun 21, 2012 The U.S. Federal Reserve says it will continue holding interest rates down the rest of the year through its "Operation Twist" -- swapping short-term securities for long-term ones. But the economic crisis is global, and ours is not the only central bank that's worried about stoking economic growth.
Jun 6, 2012 There's been more and more talk of the world economy slowing down. Still, the European Central Bank isn't changing its interest rate, and the Federal Reserve hasn't budged yet.
May 17, 2012 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has sent a message that she is committed to keeping Greece in the eurozone. At the same time, the European Central Bank is keeping Greek banks on a tight leash, cutting off funding for some.
May 3, 2012 The head of the European Central Bank said today that economic growth has to be central to the plan to get Europe out of its debt crisis
Apr 5, 2012 There are some economic headwinds blowing strong right now. And one of them is coming from Spain where a disappointing bond auction yesterday sent government borrowing costs to a 5 month high and renewed fears about the European Debt Crisis.
Feb 16, 2012 As the U.S. economy improves measurably, Europe slips into crisis mode.