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  • Central banks tiptoe towards tapering Sep 19, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    Central banks tiptoe towards tapering

    Markets have been reacting to every economic indicator -- from inflation to unemployment to consumer spending -- in a guessing game over whether they will make central banks adjust their policies earlier or later than expected.

  • European Central Bank easing emergency pandemic support Sep 09, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    European Central Bank easing emergency pandemic support

    The bank said on Thursday that it could conduct its bond purchase stimulus at “a moderately lower pace” than in recent months. Since March the statement has said that the bank would purchase bonds at a “significantly higher pace” than in the first three months of the year.

  • ECB pledges to keep rates low until inflation hits new 2% target Jul 22, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    ECB pledges to keep rates low until inflation hits new 2% target

    The 25-member governing council 'expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present or lower levels until it sees inflation reaching two per cent well ahead of the end of its projection horizon and durably for the rest of the projection horizon,' the bank said in a statement.

  • ECB projects brighter outlook but keeps "steady hand" on stimulus Jun 11, 2021 03:04 PM IST

    ECB projects brighter outlook but keeps "steady hand" on stimulus

    "We believe that the steady hand is actually the right response," ECB President Christine Lagarde told a news conference, stressing that tapering, exiting or transitioning away from the 1.85 trillion euro Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme had not even been discussed.

  • ECB sees scope for economic rebound as vaccines are rolled out Apr 22, 2021 10:56 PM IST

    ECB sees scope for economic rebound as vaccines are rolled out

    Lagarde stressed the overall situation was still 'clouded with uncertainty', however, due to factors ranging from the possible spread of new virus variants to risks to financing conditions and continued pressures on struggling sectors of the economy.

  • ECB signals faster money-printing to combat rise in yields Mar 11, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    ECB signals faster money-printing to combat rise in yields

    The widely expected move comes after a steady rise in yields since the start of the year that has mostly mirrored a similar move in U.S. Treasuries rather than reflecting improved economic prospects across the euro zone.

  • The economic challenges facing Italy's 'Super Mario' Feb 04, 2021 07:50 PM IST

    The economic challenges facing Italy's 'Super Mario'

    Here are the main economic issues facing Mario Draghi if he succeeds in forming a new government.

  • Italy looks to 'Super Mario' Draghi to end political crisis Feb 03, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Italy looks to 'Super Mario' Draghi to end political crisis

    Draghi told reporters he accepted the mandate knowing that Italy faces the multiple challenges of a health care crisis, a national vaccination campaign and an economic recession and at the same time will have “extraordinary" resources from the European Union to try to help the economy relaunch.

  • European Central Bank keeps stimulus programs on track Jan 21, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    European Central Bank keeps stimulus programs on track

    The European economy is going through a rough winter as virus cases and deaths have risen, leading to new restrictions on businesses.

  • COVID-19 update | ECB gives euro zone another shot in the arm to fight pandemic Dec 10, 2020 07:25 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | ECB gives euro zone another shot in the arm to fight pandemic

    The ECB increased the overall size of its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme by 500 billion euros to 1.85 trillion euros, in line with market expectations.

  • COVID-19 update | ECB set to raise stimulus to help businesses bridge gap until economy recovers Dec 09, 2020 06:52 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | ECB set to raise stimulus to help businesses bridge gap until economy recovers

    The European Central Bank could add a half-trillion euros or more to its existing bond purchases.

  • Euro zone corporate vulnerability at levels seen in debt crisis: ECB Nov 23, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    Euro zone corporate vulnerability at levels seen in debt crisis: ECB

    “Corporate vulnerabilities have increased to levels last observed at the peak of the euro area sovereign debt crisis, but remain below levels reached in the aftermath of the global financial crisis,” the ECB said a stability report article.

  • ECB to signal more stimulus as second-wave recession fears grow Oct 29, 2020 04:41 PM IST

    ECB to signal more stimulus as second-wave recession fears grow

    An expanding second wave of infections is threatening to overwhelm Europe before the winter, and Germany and France - the euro zone's two largest economies - announced new lockdowns on Wednesday.

  • European Central Bank's stimulus train to keep on rolling Sep 10, 2020 06:58 PM IST

    European Central Bank's stimulus train to keep on rolling

    The bank’s governing council made the decision Thursday to keep benchmark interest rates, the size of its bond-buying stimulus programs and its outlook unchanged.

  • Cresting 'first wave' of stimulus may be next hurdle for world markets Jul 16, 2020 10:31 PM IST

    Cresting 'first wave' of stimulus may be next hurdle for world markets

    The US Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, Bank of England, and Bank of Japan joined others in March with a wave of stimulus to stem damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • ECB takes policy pause even as pandemic worries rise Jul 16, 2020 06:17 PM IST

    ECB takes policy pause even as pandemic worries rise

    The ECB still made clear it was ready to do more at any point, reaffirming its long-standing guidance to prop up the economy.

  • ECB's Lagarde urges quick EU recovery plan as economy in 'dramatic fall' Jun 19, 2020 06:33 PM IST

    ECB's Lagarde urges quick EU recovery plan as economy in 'dramatic fall'

    Lagarde addressed EU leaders, meeting by videoconference to wrangle over how to engineer a recovery from the deep recession caused by three months of coronavirus lockdowns in most European countries.

  • ECB sees big 2020 recession, partial rebound next year Jun 04, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    ECB sees big 2020 recession, partial rebound next year

    In what ECB President Christine Lagarde described as a baseline scenario, the ECB sees the bloc's economy shrinking by 8.7 percent this year after much of Europe was shut down for over two months this spring to halt the coronavirus outbreak.

  • European Central Bank nearly doubles coronavirus pandemic support scheme Jun 04, 2020 06:24 PM IST

    European Central Bank nearly doubles coronavirus pandemic support scheme

    The central bank for the 19 countries that use the euro also extended its monetary stimulus program to at least the end of June next year, from the end of 2020 currently.

  • Euro zone companies tap banks for cash to survive pandemic May 29, 2020 04:33 PM IST

    Euro zone companies tap banks for cash to survive pandemic

    Lending growth to non-financial corporations accelerated to 6.6 percent in April, its fastest rate in over 11 years, from 5.5 percent a month earlier, the data showed.

  • European Central Bank minutes hint at more policy easing in June May 22, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    European Central Bank minutes hint at more policy easing in June

    Arguing that a "V"-shaped recovery was unlikely as movement restrictions may be lengthy, policymakers highlighted flexibility in the bank's 750 billion euro Pandemic Emergency Purchase Scheme, its flagship bond buying scheme during the crisis.

  • As central banks break the junk debt barrier, investors will follow May 06, 2020 08:37 PM IST

    As central banks break the junk debt barrier, investors will follow

    The Fed also said it would buy exchange-traded funds that hold high-yield debt, while the European Central Bank may also eventually adopt outright purchases of high-yield bonds.

  • ECB committed to easy policy even after court ruling May 06, 2020 10:36 AM IST

    ECB committed to easy policy even after court ruling

    German constitutional court ruled it exceeded its powers with its asset purchase scheme.

  • German court hands ECB three-month ultimatum to justify stimulus scheme May 05, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    German court hands ECB three-month ultimatum to justify stimulus scheme

    The verdict deals a blow to the 2-trillion-euro Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) credited with keeping the euro zone economy afloat over the past five years.

  • Quick economic bounce-back post-corona unlikely: Jens Weidmann May 05, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Quick economic bounce-back post-corona unlikely: Jens Weidmann

    But Weidmann, who also sits on the European Central Bank's rate-setting Governing Council, said that he did expect a sustained recovery once the pandemic was fully overcome.

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