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Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank: rates will remain where they are “through the summer” of next year.  Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

First the good news. The European Central Bank has signalled that its key interest rate will remain at zero until after the summer of next year. So th(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European stocks jumped more than 1 per cent on Thursday, while the euro slumped against the dollar, after the European Central Bank indicated it would(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, said rates will remain at zero for another year.

First the good news. The ECB has signalled that its key interest rate will remain at zero until after the summer of next year. So the regime of rock b(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi is to explain on Thursday why the bank decided to wind up its bond-buying programme by the end of the year.

The European Central Bank is to wind up its €2.4 trillion bond-buying programme by the end of the year, calling time on an extraordinary monetary prog(...)

Italian premier Giuseppe Conte (right) and labour minister Luigi Di Maio  ahead of a confidence vote on the government’s programme  on  June 6th, 2018.  Photograph: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Frankfurt’s European Central Bank doesn’t do forgiveness. Like the corner shops of old, there should be a sign up in the lobby: “Please don’t ask for (...)

The most significant monthly change affecting the Irish CPI was an increase in the cost of transport,  reflecting higher oil prices internationally. Photograph: Getty Images

Inflationary pressure in the Irish economy remains weak, with the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) showing prices nationally rose by just 0.4 per cen(...)

The ECB currently intends to keep buying debt at a pace of €30 billion a month until at least September. Photograph: iStock

European Central Bank chief economist Peter Praet has confirmed that next week’s policy meeting will be pivotal for reaching a decision on when to end(...)

Newly appointed Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte: his comments ended a four-day recovery in Italian bond prices. Photograph:  Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

Italy’s government bonds sold off on Tuesday, facing renewed pressure after the new prime minister Guiseppe Conte promised to bring radical change as (...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank, is a holder of a doctorate in economics. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is unlikely to put a name forward for upcoming openings at the top of the euro-zone’s banking supervision authority, as it concentrates(...)

Carlo Cottarelli  after a meeting with Italian president Sergio Mattarella that gave him a mandate to form a government. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

What is causing the current bout of market turbulence? It was triggered by political instability in Italy, but also reflects a deeper concern about t(...)

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