Sep 6, 2012 The European Central Bank is set to go on a bond-buying spree in an effort to save the euro and stem the debt crisis. But how does it work? It helps to think about candy.
Heidi N. Moore
Sep 6, 2012 The European Central Bank's plan to buy bonds is reminiscent of the Fed's quantitative easing.
Sep 6, 2012 European Central Bank president Mario Draghi announced a plan today to buy bonds and relieve market pressure on troubled eurozone countries. But will it work?
Sep 6, 2012 Target countries will have to agree to more austerity and economic reforms.
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.