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Germany’s  Bundesbank president and ECB policymaker Jens Weidmann said the ECB was not tied to keeping rates at record low levels. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters.

The European Central Bank has not “tied itself to the mast” with its use of forward guidance on low interest rates, and could raise them if inflation(...)

US Federal Reserve Chairman  Ben Bernanke

A slowing of US Federal Reserve asset purchases is still in the balance with many officials wanting more gains in the jobs market first, according to (...)

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. “Far from becoming more aggressive, the Fed is talking about ‘tapering’ its efforts.” Photograph: Reuters

Last Friday’s employment report wasn’t bad. But, given how depressed our economy remains, we really should be adding more than 300,000 jobs a month, n(...)

On Twitter it can be hard to find someone with a good word to say about Sir Mervyn King, the recently retired governor of the Bank of England. He has(...)

Ryanair closed down almost 3 per cent, although with good volume and slightly higher than its competitors in what overall was a poor day for the aviation industry, blamed on rising oil prices. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

It was another day of gains on European stocks after the European Central Bank said interest rates would remain low. US markets, back from their July (...)

A resident looks out from an old building above a Portuguese national flag on Figueira plaza in Lisbon. Photograph: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg.

Portuguese yields fell today after the country’s political crisis appeared to ease while the European Central Bank’s commitment to keep interest rates(...)

A sign relating to jobs from US investment in Ireland at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland annual Independence Day lunch in the Four Seasons Hotel, Dubin. US jobs data showed 195,000 new posts were filled last month. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

US job growth increased more than expected in June, which could draw the Federal Reserve closer to implementing a plan to start scaling back its massi(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, walks to a monetary policy committee briefing inside the central bank’s headquarters in London.

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England both took the unorthodox step of offering explicit guidance on low future interest rates yesterda(...)

As we pass the half-way point in the year, how has our economy performed in the first six months of 2013 and what are its prospects for the remainder (...)

Graffiti depicting European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi and German chancellor Angela Merkel is seen on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt. The ECB held interest rates at 0.5 per cent today. Photograph:  Ralph Orlowski/Reuters.

The European Central Bank will keep interest rates at record lows for an extended period and could yet cut them further, the bank’s chief, Mario Dragh(...)

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