Mario Draghi

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The Bank of Japan’s decision to reduce rates to zero to reboot Japan’s flagging economy in 1999 was seen as radical at the time and looked on by US and European central bankers as a kind of Japanese idiosyncrasy, not to be tried anywhere else

This year, fittingly, marks the 20th anniversary of Japan’s zero interest rate policy (ZIRP). The Bank of Japan’s decision to reduce rates to zero to (...)

The Bundesbank said in its monthly update that it expected Germany’s economy to remain “lacklustre” in the three months to September.

Germany’s central bank has warned that Europe’s largest economy is likely to tip into recession in the third quarter, dragged down by a sharp drop in (...)

ECB president Mario Draghi: he  has signalled  that all options are on the table, including a potential restart of quantitative easing. Photograph:  Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

Euro area inflation was weaker than initially reported in July, raising pressure on European Central Bank policy-makers to consider more stimulus in S(...)

Financial markets have been rattled this week by data  from both Germany and China. Photograph: iStock

The market interest rate on Irish Government bonds plunged to a fresh all-time low on Thursday on talk of more aggressive than expected stimulus measu(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi has received criticism in Germany for the Frankfurt-regulator’s QE programme, which has impacted on interest rates. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The State, which was locked out of financial markets almost a decade ago as the cost of bank bailouts soared, this week joined a growing club of Europ(...)

 President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi: recognises the limitations of monetary policy in fixing the euro zone’s ills. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach

The European Central Bank will doubtless cut its overnight deposit rate even deeper than the current -0.4 per cent at its next meeting in September. T(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to seek a deal with the UK for an all-Ireland customs regime for food and agriculture, if Boris Johnson accepts an invitation to talks in Dublin later this month

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to seek a deal with the UK for an all-Ireland customs regime for food and agriculture, if UK prime minister Boris Johnson ac(...)

The president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, has hinted at another dovish flight into rate-cutting and asset purchasing at the ECB’s next meeting. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Mario Draghi’s reign in Frankfurt is all but over. Super Mario, his preferred moniker with debt-laden PIIGS – Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spa(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will be in no position to rush to market with bank shares. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State with responsibility for financial services, said on a trip to the US last week, as he peddled Ireland’s internationa(...)

President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi said ‘a considerable mass of inflation expectations are moving towards [a belief that there will be] lower inflation.’ Photograph: David Sleator

Mario Draghi has paved the way for a fresh package of monetary stimulus to boost the ailing euro zone economy before he departs in October, signalling(...)

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