German Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann: argued “it is fanciful to believe that monetary policy tools can sustainably lift the growth potential of an economy”. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

In 2014, we have commemorated the 100th anniversary of the start of first World War and the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The fo(...)

The Bundestag in Berlin. The bank has cut its prediction for 2014 growth to 1.4 per cent from 1.9 per cent in June

Germany’s Bundesbank halved its 2015 growth forecast for Europe’s largest economy on Friday and also trimmed its estimate for this year, though its pr(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi addresses an ECB news conference . Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European Central Bank will decide early next year whether to take further action to revive the euro zone’s economy, its president said on Thursday(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi had already opened the door to buying sovereign bonds, when he said last Friday the bank could “broaden even more the channels through which we intervene”

The European Central Bank might decide as early as the first quarter of next year whether to begin buying sovereign bonds, the bank’s vice president (...)

For the first time, Spain’s benchmark borrowing costs dropped below 2 per cent, while Italian, French, Irish, Austrian and Belgian 10-year bond yields all hit record lows. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish benchmark bond yields hit another record low on a day when bond markets across Europe were setting new marks.The yield on Irish government bond(...)

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), says it must drive inflation higher quickly, and will broaden asset-purchase program if needed. Photograph: EPA

Mario Draghi said the European Central Bank must drive inflation higher quickly, and will broaden its asset-purchase program if needed to achieve that(...)

Transport costs fell in the month, mainly due to lower petrol and diesel prices and a reduction in the price of  cars. Photo: Bloomberg

The European Central Bank reiterated its readiness to intervene again to bolster the struggling euro zone economy as a new figures pointed to a declin(...)

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann: challenged Cypriot central bank governor Panicos Demetriades on the value of collateral pledged by Cyprus Popular Bank. Photograph: Ciro De Luca/Reuters

Secret minutes of the European Central Bank’s policy deliberations have been leaked for the first time in its history, with the security breach sheddi(...)

ECB president Draghi repeated he’s ready to expand the bank’s balance sheet by as much as €1 trillion to beat back the threat of deflation.

Mario Draghi and Jens Weidmann are clashing anew over how much more stimulus the ailing euro-area economy needs from the European Central Bank. As Eur(...)

Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann warned  there was a danger the ECB would buy “low-quality loan securitisations” at inflated prices as part of its programme to buy so-called asset-backed securities.

The European Central Bank’s plans to buy rebundled packages of debt have drawn sharp criticism from officials in Germany, including the head of the B(...)