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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras walks towards the stage to address MPs at the Greek parliament in Athens on Feb. 5, 2015. Tsipras spoke on the telephone to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he met with April 8, 2015.

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.
Posted In: Greece, Russia, European Central Bank, European Union
The symbol of the euro, the currency of the eurozone, stands illuminated in Frankfurt, Germany.

Europe considers quantitative easing

Jan 21, 2015
Move by European Central Bank could boost moribund eurozone economy.
Posted In: Eurozone, quantitative easing, European Central Bank
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The European Central Bank whips out the big guns

Sep 4, 2014
The ECB announced a surprise cut in interest rates.
Posted In: European Central Bank, interest rates, stimulus

European Central Bank cuts interest rates

Sep 4, 2014
In an unexpected move, the ECB cut rates to 0.05 percent.
Posted In: European Central Bank, interest rates
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What negative interest rates mean for the Eurozone

Jun 5, 2014
People who save money usually get paid. Now, European banks pay for the privilege.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Europe

Ireland's economy is about to move out of intensive care

Dec 13, 2013
Ireland's bailout comes to an official end on Sunday.
Posted In: Ireland bailout, Ireland, IMF, European Union, European Central Bank

VIDEO: The ECB's bond-buying program explained with bonbons

Sep 6, 2012
The European Central Bank is set to go on a bond-buying spree in an effort to save the euro and stem the debt crisis. But how does it work? It helps to think about candy.
Posted In: ECB, European Central Bank, bonds, whiteboard

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.
Posted In: Mario Draghi, European Central Bank

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?
Posted In: Mario Draghi, European Central Bank, Outright Monetary Transactions, OMT

ECB's Mario Draghi unveils bond-buying plan

Sep 6, 2012
Target countries will have to agree to more austerity and economic reforms.
Posted In: ECB, European Central Bank, Mario Draghi