Mario Draghi's defining moment

Oct 30, 2019
The departing head of the European Central Bank vowed in 2012 to "do whatever it takes" to save the euro.
The President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi addresses the European Parliament in Brussels, on December 1, 2011.
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Where the European Central Bank and the Fed differ

Oct 24, 2019
To begin with, the mandates for both are different.
A huge Euro logo is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Europe takes key interest rate further below zero

Dec 3, 2015
The European Central Bank has cut its main target interest rate to 0.3 percent.

People of Athens remain calm during debt crisis

Jul 8, 2015
The government gives cash-strapped citizens a free ride on subways.

What’s QE and the ECB got to do with you and me?

Jan 22, 2015
How "quantitative easing" and "European Central Bank" may bring cash to U.S. shores.

Move aside emerging markets, investors are now eyeing Europe

Sep 9, 2013
Investors have been shifting away from emerging markets, but where are they going instead? The answer may be Europe.

EU unemployment hits 12.2%, 'Blockupy' activists protest ECB

May 31, 2013
European unemployment hit a new record high in April. 12.2 percent, or about 20 million people, across the 17 countries that use the euro are out of work.

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European Central Bank cuts interest rate to record low

May 2, 2013
The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut interest rates to a record low of 0.5 percent. But how much stimulus can the ECB really provide?

European Central Bank to Cyprus: Now or never

Mar 21, 2013
Cyprus has until Monday to come up with a new bailout package after the parliament rejected the initial plan that called for a controversial tax on the country’s bank deposits.

European Central Bank pressures Cyprus for new bailout deal

Mar 21, 2013
The European Central Bank has given the Cyprus just a few days to come up with a new bailout deal after the Cypriot parliament rejected a controversial tax on bank deposits as part of its original bailout plan.