European Central Bank president Mario Draghi attends a news conference at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany on Thursday. Photograph; Reuters

The European Central Bank said it plans to start buying corporate bonds in June as it unveiled more details of its purchase programme.The bank will st(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

ECB president Mario Draghi is likely to drive home the case for ultra-loose monetary policy on Thursday, hitting back at a barrage of criticism in Ger(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi:  won wide support for further policy action next month, according to minutes of the bank’s January policy meeting. Photograph:  Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

The European Central Bank is on course for more aggressive monetary easing to boost flagging growth and weak inflation, amid fresh warnings about the (...)

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann, is one of  the loudest and most prominent critic of the ECB bond-buying programme.

Germany’s highest court this morning is hearing arguments this morning that the European Central Bank’s bond-buying programme was a flagrant breach of(...)

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble said he’s not worried about Deutsche Bank after the shares and bonds of Germany’s biggest lender took a battering over investor concern about capital and funding levels.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble said he’s not worried about Deutsche Bank after the shares and bonds of Germany’s biggest lender took a batt(...)

Sightseers stand on an observation platform as skyscrapers sit illuminated on the city skyline at night in Frankfurt, Germany. The spike in domestic demand has so far helped Germany’s traditionally export-oriented economy cope with an emerging markets slowdown.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German industrial output plunged in December at the steepest rate in 16 months and exports unexpectedly dropped, in a sign that Europe’s largest econo(...)

Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank: “The upswing in the euro area may even pick up slightly.” Photograph:   Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Germans are heading into the Christmas holidays with a spring in their step and a jingle in the pockets thanks to low inflation, record pay rises and(...)

Euro zone core inflation unexpectedly slowed in November, offering yet another argument for the European Central Bank to ease policy on Thursday as price growth looks set to stay below its target for years to come. Photo: Bloomberg

Euro zone core inflation unexpectedly slowed in November, offering yet another argument for the European Central Bank to ease policy on Thursday as p(...)

Greece prime minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on Thursday before he submitted a bailout plan to the country’s creditors.  Photograph: Bloomberg

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras appealed to his party’s deputies on Friday to back a tough reform package after abruptly offering last-minute conc(...)

Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble: says he told Greece “just do it” with regard to outlining latest aid proposals. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s hardline finance minister, warned Athens that its euro membership was “not etched in stone” as he vowed to use the Greek (...)