Investors had been hoping that ECB President Mario Draghi would unveil something big to help solve the European debt crisis. Instead, Draghi offered only vague commitments.
In Frankfurt, the head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi held a press conference. Everyone was waiting to see whether Draghi would announce new stimulus measures, after saying last week that he'd do whatever it takes to save the euro.
The head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, is holding a press conference right now in Frankfurt. And global markets are hanging on his every word. That's because he said last week he'll do whatever it takes to save the euro, and today is the day we find out what that means.
The U.S. central bank, known as the Federal Reserve, is the lender of last resort. Its bond-buying orgy bailed out banks during the financial crisis and rescued the economy. But its European equivalent has neither the ability not the will to do the same for the eurozone.