How Europe can support its economy as the COVID-19 outbreak grows

Mar 11, 2020
President Christine Lagarde has said the ECB is "ready to take appropriate and targeted measures" to address the crisis.
The European Central Bank benchmark rate already sits at a record low of -0.5%.
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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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Could U.S. interest rates go negative like Europe's?

Sep 13, 2019
After the European Central Bank announced a rate cut, Trump urged the Fed to do the same.
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European Central Bank changes course on stimulus

Mar 7, 2019
What is the bank reacting to?
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ECB to end stimulus. Is Europe's economy out of the woods?

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Jun 14, 2018
The European Central Bank announced today it is doing something the Federal Reserve has been doing for several years now: It’s taking its foot off the gas pedal of the economy — in this case, the eurozone economy. Specifically, it’s…

Is Germany a currency manipulator?

Mar 2, 2017
Europe's most powerful economy has done better from the euro than some in the European Union.
A euro coin is pictured on U.S. dollar notes.
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A transatlantic central banking policy disparity

Mar 10, 2016
While Europeans ease, Americans ponder another rate hike
Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), addresses the media during a press conference following the meeting of the Governing Council in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on March 10, 2016. The European Central Bank cut all three of its key interest rates and beefed up its controversial asset purchase programme in a bid to kickstart chronically low inflation in the euro area.
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Tsipras' visit with Putin raises European eyebrows

Apr 8, 2015
The Russian leader says the Greek PM didn't seek financial aid at their meeting.

Europe considers quantitative easing

Jan 21, 2015
Move by European Central Bank could boost moribund eurozone economy.