Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann cited a litany of long-term dangers from easy money after the ECB cut interest rates to record lows last month

Germany’s finance minister and central bank chief on Friday pressed euro zone governments to pass reforms to shape up their economies rather than rely(...)

Core annual inflation - excluding energy, food, alcohol and tobacco - rose by 0.8 per cent year-on-year in June

Euro zone inflation in June was flat, official data showed on Monday, easing immediate pressure on the European Central Bank to act again soon to tack(...)

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(...)

A file photo dated showing the glass facade of the new building of the European Central Ban in the last light of the day in Frankfurt Main, Germany. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA

The European Central Bank is considering holding its meetings to set interest rates every six weeks instead of monthly, according to sources famili(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference following the ECB governing council meeting in Brussels earlier this month. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Central Bank is preparing a package of policy options for its June meeting, including cuts in all its interest rates and targeted measure(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank: his comments are  his most explicit yet on what would prompt action by the central bank. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

ECB president Mario Draghi said the European Central Bank might start broad-based asset purchases if the inflation outlook worsens, as he prepa(...)

Q You have experienced the euro crisis in the background as an adviser to Chancellor Merkel in Berlin and in the foreground as Bundesbank president in(...)

[left-right] Martin Blessing, chief executive of Commerzbank , Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, and Juergen Fitschen, co-chief executive  of Deutsche Bank, are pictured during the European Banking Congress at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt.

The European Central Bank is considering a new long-term liquidity operation (LTRO) available only to banks that agree to use the funding to lend to b(...)

Jörg Asmussen, a member of the ECB’s executive board and one of the prime figures in the troika’s management of Ireland’s bailout, answers questions about the Outright Monetary Transactions initiative. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said last week that the decision to leave the bailout without a credit line meant Ireland was neither at an advant(...)

Markets are waiting for Thursday’s pronouncement from the ECB on the direction of European interest rates. Photographer: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg

Asian stocks eased overnight in sluggish trade as investors chose discretion over valour ahead of central bank meetings in Europe and the always-criti(...)