Mario Draghi

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A little over four months after Bear Stearns collapsed in March 2008 and Irish banking shares succumbed to what became known as the St Patrick’s Day M(...)

Former European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi has said governments must protect jobs during the coronavirus crisis. File photograph: Reuters

European governments must quickly absorb the economic shock of the coronavirus crisis, even at the cost of high debt, as the alternative is permanent (...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak  and  prime minister Boris Johnson   at yesterday’s  news conference which unveiled details of an aid package for business during the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph:  Matt Dunham/AFP/Getty Images

The British government has unveiled a package of loans and grants worth hundreds of billions of pounds to protect the economy from the impact of the c(...)

Christine Lagarde’s statement that other actors should be responsible for bond spreads, using other instruments, is troubling.

With a single remark about bond yields, the fairy dust was gone. Last week, Christine Lagarde, the European Central Bank president, blew away the 2012(...)

Milton Friedman used the analogy of dropping bank notes from a helicopter  to illustrate how creating money and distributing it to people would be a more straightforward means of boosting consumption. Photograph: Getty Images

Picture a world in which the European Central Bank (ECB) gives Ireland enough money to house every homeless family in the State, or to fund a new chil(...)

 President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde: economists forecast quantitative-easing programme will run until start of 2022. Photograph: Alessandro Della Valle

Economic uncertainty in Ireland is increasingly driven by international events such as Brexit and the election of US president Donald Trump rather tha(...)

The review will last for most of the year and span topics from the inflation target to digital money and the fight against climate change. Photograph: AFP

The European Central Bank (ECB) launched a broad review of its policy on Thursday that was likely to see new president Christine Lagarde redefine the (...)

Probably the main channel through which the ECB action has affected the euro zone economy has been through the effect of zero interest rates on the exchange rate. Photograph: Getty Images

Since paper money became the normal medium of exchange, the dream of many a criminal has been to print their own. The US Secret Service was establishe(...)

Oscar-winning Lord David Puttnam, left, Seamus Hand, managing partner KPMG, Ian Hyland, publisher Business & Finance Media and Mario Draghi, former president of the European Central Bank at the 45th annual Business & Finance Awards at the Convention Centre, Dublin. Mario Draghi received the Sutherland Leadership Award and Oscar-winning Lord David Puttnam received the TK Whitaker Award. Picture Conor McCabe

Former European Central Bank president Mario Draghi told business leaders in Dublin on Thursday evening that Europe must pull closer together to uphol(...)

Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, faced the press for the first time in her new role. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP

The European Central Bank has kept its policy rates unchanged and stuck to its bond-buying programme at the first monetary policymaking meeting under (...)

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