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Lender of last resort

Dec 21, 2011
The ECB offers a historic $639 billion to 500 European banks.
Posted In: European Central Bank, lending

Ex-Bank of England member: Central bank action an ominous sign

Dec 9, 2011
Markets breathed a sigh of relief last week as central banks around the world agreed to joint action to fight the European debt crisis. But according to someone on the front lines in 2008, this could mean things are worse than we know.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Bank of England, Europe debt crisis

All I want from for Christmas? A bazooka, please

Dec 8, 2011
Markets today were like a huffy kid who stomps off because Santa only brought him two out of the three of the gifts on his list. Santa is the European Central Bank.
Posted In: European Central Bank

ECB drops interest rates to 1 %

Dec 8, 2011
Economist Adolfo Laurenti discusses the rate cut and the role of the European Central Bank in Europe's future.
Posted In: interest rates, Europe, European Central Bank

Why does the EU want U.S. dollars?

Dec 2, 2011
Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.
Posted In: EU, Eurozone, dollar, Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank

Markets react well to help from world's central banks

Dec 1, 2011
The Dow had its best day in almost three years yesterday following the news that central banks around the world would help ease the credit crunch.
Posted In: European Central Bank, credit crunch, Mario Draghi

Central banks buy European governments more time

Dec 1, 2011
Central banks from a number of countries have decided to increase the ease of borrowing; many hope this will be enough to buy eurozone governments more time to solve the debt crisis.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Europe debt crisis

European leaders must still make drastic changes

Dec 1, 2011
The global stock market rally that sent the Dow up almost 500 points yesterday may be over, but France and Spain are offering some hope this morning that yesterday's coordinated action by central banks to ease credit is working.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Europe debt crisis

ECB actions similar to the Fed's in 2008

Dec 1, 2011
There is an ongoing effort to get the euro back to normal, and the crisis is looking more and more like the sub-prime mortgage crisis here in the U.S.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Europe debt crisis, subprime

PODCAST: Super Mario II

Dec 1, 2011
Markets are finally smiling again following the news yesterday that coordinated action will be taken by the world's central banks to ease credit and increase liquidity. In Illinois, state lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have offered millions of dollars in tax breaks to keep the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from leaving the state. And some economists say long-term benefits help the unemployed avoid reality.
Posted In: European Central Bank

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