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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ECB bond-buying plan will only bide time

Sep 6, 2012
The European Central Bank's plan to buy bonds is reminiscent of the Fed's quantitative easing.

Draghi's bond-buying plan continues push for reform

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?

ECB's Mario Draghi unveils bond-buying plan

Sep 6, 2012
Target countries will have to agree to more austerity and economic reforms.

Can 'Super Mario' Draghi save the eurozone?

Sep 6, 2012
Investors in Europe are calling today "Super Thursday": the day when the head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi rides to the rescue and saves the euro. Draghi is set to unveil his much-heralded plan to end the eurozone…

Eurozone awaits news from European Central Bank

Sep 3, 2012
A survey out this morning shows that manufacturing in the eurozone has fallen for the 13th straight month -- not a great start to what will be a big week for the European Debt Crisis. On Thursday, the head of…

Scientists question Draghi's bumblebee metaphor

Aug 3, 2012
In his remarks yesterday, the European Central Bank's Mario Draghi compared the evolution of the euro to that of a bumblebee. Entomologists say that's a confusing metaphor.

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European Central Bank disappoints investors with non-action

Aug 2, 2012
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.

Mario Draghi maintains uncertainty surrounding Europe

Aug 2, 2012
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…

ECB Mario Draghi holds press conference

Aug 2, 2012
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…