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ECB announces measures to kick start euro zone economy

ECB announces measures to kick start euro zone economy The European Central Bank today promised an indefinite supply of fresh asset purchases and cut interest rates deeper into negative territory, an effort to prop up the ailing euro zone economy. The moves come in the final weeks of ECB President Mario Draghi’s mandate. They will… Read more »

ECB President hopeful supports bank’s current stance

ECB President hopeful supports bank’s current stance The nominee to be the next President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, has said she supports the current stance of the ECB. The ECB maintains that “a highly accommodative policy stance is warranted for a prolonged period of time in order to bring inflation back to… Read more »

ECB readies big guns as September rate cut beckons

ECB readies big guns as September rate cut beckons The European Central Bank (ECB) will deliver both rate cuts and will pump yet more money into the eurozone’s ailing economy next month. The disclosures came in the minutes of the ECB’s July meeting, the final one to be headed by Mario Draghi, who is credited… Read more »

Debt costs up for business despite ECB rate-cut talk

Debt costs up for business despite ECB rate-cut talk Borrowing costs for small and mid-sized businesses in Ireland increased in the first three months of the year, despite the wider speculation in the economy that interest rates will fall. Irish SMEs already pay some of the highest borrowing costs in Europe. The latest Central Bank… Read more »

ECB still has ammunition left to fight recession – Lane

ECB still has ammunition left to fight recession – Lane The European Central Bank’s policy arsenal has not been depleted and fiscal policy could help stimulate investment, the ECB’s incoming executive Board member Philip Lane has said. Investors fear the ECB’s window to potentially raise interest rates has closed, meaning it has little in its… Read more »