The council meeting room of the new headquarters of the ECB in Frankfurt, Germany, during construction. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Starting this weekend, more than 2,600 central bankers will move house this month, when the European Central Bank finally opens its new headquarters (...)

Haruhiko Kuroda,  governor of the Bank of Japan, defied objections from four fellow board members to push ahead with the stiumuls. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

The Bank of Japan stunned global markets yesterday and sent the dollar soaring as it unexpectedly expanded its stimulus programme just days after the (...)

If ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet’s letter of November 19th is released, will it have been worth the wait? Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost four years after Ireland bowed to the pressure of rising bond yields and crumbling investor confidence and succumbed to an EU-IMF rescue, it ap(...)

Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October — but the rise to an annual 0.4 per cent offered little relief to the European(...)

Non-harmonised data showed German annual consumer price inflation steady at 0.8 per cent for a fourth month runnin

Annual inflation in Europe’s largest economy, Germany, unexpectedly slowed in October while Spanish consumer prices fell, suggesting the risk of defla(...)

The ECB did not say how much the contracts were worth.

The European Central Bank hired four major asset managers to carry out from November its purchases of securitised private debt, one of the stimulus me(...)

Following the stress tests, the European Central Bank concluded that 25 institutions, nine of them Italian, would need to add a total of €25 billion in capital. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Will the asset quality review and stress tests conducted by the European Central Bank and the European Banking Authority mark a turning point in the e(...)

epa04465101 Customers use an ATM outside of a branch of Lloyds Bank in London, 26 October 2014. Europe’s banking authorities published the results on 26 October 2014 of a detailed stress test, showing the overall health of bank balance sheets and the ability of the main financial institutions to withstand economic turbulence. The institutions being tested include Germany’s Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, French lenders BNP Paribas and Societe Generale, British banks Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays, and Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena, among others. None of the British banks failed the test, but Lloyds passed narrowly. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY

Italy’s Treasury has not ruled out extending repayment deadlines on hundreds of millions of euros in state aid to help troubled lender Banca Monte dei(...)

The ECB has so far refused to release a letter sent to former minister for finance Brian Lenihan in 2010 which many suspect forced the government into accepting the terms of the bailout. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly is confident that the ECB will publish the controversial letter sent to former finance minister Brian Lenihan the night befor(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan:  examinations of the balance sheets of each bank  demonstrate that significant progress has  been made since 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the stress tests reaffirmed the robustness of the Irish banking system notwithstanding the failure by Perma(...)