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ECB policy action pledge has banks, marts guessing

THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL Bank’s (ECB) exceptionally clear pledge to come up with a new package of monetary stimulus at its next policy meeting has given markets plenty to think about.

ECB policy makers wary of following Fed route

FRANKFURT — There is reluctance among European Central Bank (ECB) policy makers to follow the US Federal Reserve’s move to target an average inflation rate, fearing this could tie their hands, sources involved in a revamp of ECB policy told Reuters.

ECB wants to talk to audiences about inflation, but will it...

FRANKFURT/RIYADH — For many people, the language of European Central Bank (ECB) policy makers is so impenetrable, it could be beamed from another planet.

No phones, leaks: how new chief Lagarde is making mark on...

FRANKFURT — Gathered in a German mountain castle last November for an evening retreat that ended with a whiskey-tasting, rebel European Central Bank (ECB) policy makers and Christine Lagarde, their newly confirmed president, made a pact.

In a fracturing world, the biggest central banks still stuck together

WASHINGTON/TOKYO/FRANKFURT — The last time major central banks shifted gears together, it was a cooperative move to keep the financial crisis of a decade ago from becoming a full-bore, worldwide depression.

Draghi primes ECB easing seen to test currency defenses

EUROPEAN Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi will test the composure of global policy makers this week as he unleashes a barrage of stimulus to shore up economic growth.

European Central Bank watchers eye France for stimulus hint as policy...

ONE INFLUENTIAL European Central Bank (ECB) voice has been notably absent so far in the debate over whether to ramp up stimulus.

Bond traders dust off crisis playbook, fire up best quantitative easing...

BOND INVESTORS are preparing for another wave of quantitative easing (QE) from the European Central Bank (ECB) by returning to some of their favorite post-crisis trades.

ECB sees no urgent need to offer long-term loans

EUROPEAN Central Bank (ECB) officials see no urgent need to offer new long-term loans to banks and aren’t certain to do so at their next policy meeting in March, according to people familiar with the matter.

ECB ballot hints at tactics for jobs overhaul

WHEN European Central Bank (ECB) policy makers cast a secret ballot to select a new supervisory head, it was with their future leadership on their minds, according to euro-area officials familiar with the matter.

Austria wants ECB board seat in 2019 shake-up

AUSTRIA’S new government said it’ll bid for a seat at the European Central Bank’s (ECB) top table next year as euro-area nations jostle for roles in a shake-up of key monetary and political posts.

All eyes on Fed, ECB as they tighten policy in tandem

FRANKFURT -- Tightening policy by a notch just one day apart, the world’s top two central banks will hope to signal confidence in global economic growth, despite risks of a trade war, currency swings and political turbulence.

Global economic upswing knocked back by Trump’s trade-war threat

Investors are worried that Donald Trump will derail world growth. An announcement last week of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum triggered a slide in...

Draghi looks on as Europe’s horse trading sends Guindos to ECB

If Mario Draghi had to design the way his colleagues get picked, it would probably be a bit different from how it is now. The...

High noon for the European Central Bank, Draghi at the QE...

FRANKFURT -- Not for the first time, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi is facing a tricky balancing act. With the euro zone economic...

Reinvestments to soften blow as ECB slows QE

AS THE European Central Bank (ECB) prepares to slow its bond-buying program, policy makers are considering softening the blow by highlighting a related measure...

Spotlight on Draghi as ECB holds key meeting

FRANKFURT -- The spotlight shines on Mario Draghi once again. The European Central Bank (ECB) president has to reconcile an economic dichotomy of robust growth with...

That was fun; now comes the global growth slowdown

LONDON -- For all the talk of world economies rising in sync, there does not seem to be an abundance of optimism about how...