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President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi.  Photograph: EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has thrown his weight behind French president Emmanuel Macron’s call for fiscal transfers between eurozon(...)

Workers unloading bags of chemicals at a port in Zhangjiagang in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

The European Central Bank has warned that US tariffs are in danger of reaching their highest levels for half a century as its concerns mount about the(...)

France’s finance minister has signalled Paris has yet to sign off on a German head of the European Central Bank, saying the nomination of a Spaniard f(...)

With Bundestag elections due in autumn 2017 and two regional polls next month, Ms Merkel is anxious to avoid any association with unpopular plans for lifting the retirement age. Photograph: David Sleator

Young Germans will have to work for even longer than feared to pay for their parents’ pensions, according to the Bundesbank. Calculations from Germany(...)

The nervous start to the year on financial markets has provided further ammunition for European Central Bank  president Mario Draghi to begin a bond-buying programme that Germany’s Bundesbank is reluctant to implement. Photograph: Ralph Orlowsk/Reuters

The euro sank briefly to a nine-year low against the dollar yesterday, as investors’ nerves frayed over the political turmoil in Greece and expecta(...)

The Federal Reserve building in Washington, DC. The dollar hit post-recession highs against some currencies last week after an employment report showed 321,000 jobs had been created in November. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

Global financial policy makers have sounded the alarm about the impact of a resurgent US dollar on emerging markets, where companies have racked up la(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi: made clear that an increase in the cost of borrowing was off the agenda. Photograph:  Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

The diverging paths of the main central banks were highlighted yesterday as the European Central Bank left the door open to further easing at a time w(...)