European Central Bank officials are considering ways to ensure weaker countries bear more of the risk

Low-rated bond yields fell on Friday, with Spain’s hitting record lows, after Reuters reported European Central Bank officials are considering ways to(...)

The latest Bundesbank projections point to inflation of 1.1 per cent in 2015

Germany’s Bundesbank said on Monday it would have to cut its 2015 inflation forecast if recent declines in oil prices are sustained.Just 10 days afte(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Key players: former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbatchev, former US president George Bush and former German chancellor Helmut Kohl

329 days. Eleven months between the opening of the Wall and the “day of German unity”, the day when the two Germanys came together formally as (...)

Containers are loaded onto a container ship at a shipping terminal in the harbour in Hamburg. German business confidence continues to decline. Photograph: Reuters/Fabian Bimmer

Germany’s business climate cooled for the sixth straight month in October, pushing confidence in Europe’s largest economy to levels not seen since the(...)