The May lending data would not have been influenced by new measures introduced by the ECB.

Lending to households and firms in the euro zone contracted more sharply in May than a month earlier, highlighting the economic weakness that the ECB(...)

The new €10 bank note which comes into circulation in September.

A new €10 banknote will come into circulation this September.The latest in the Europa series, the new note will be “easily recognisable”, the Europea(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi said last month that staff projections would give a clearer picture of how long the “prolonged period” of inflation predicted by the ECB would last.

Home-owners hoping for a last-minute Christmas boost were left disappointed this lunchtime, after the European Central Bank left interest rates at (...)

The European Central Bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged at the governing council meeting in Frankfurt. Photograph: AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer

The European Central Bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged at its governing council meeting in Frankfurt, following the central bank’s(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “We [are] still in a position to negotiate support from Europe so our debt can move down towards the European average.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland will continue to campaign for retrospective direct recapitalisation of its banks by the ESM fund despite continuing German opposition to the m(...)

ECB HQ in Frankfurt: there is concern in EU circles that next year’s bank stress tests could threaten the EU’s very early-stage economic recovery and the relative market stability that has taken hold since last year’s pledge by the ECB to “do whatever it takes” to preserve the euro

Euro zone banks could be forgiven for feeling a little bit nervous these days, as they await their fate at the hands of the ultimate big Daddy, the Eu(...)