Mario Draghi

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President of the European Central Bank  Mario Draghi pointed the way to cuts in interest rates or new asset purchases if inflation does not return to target, weakening the euro, lowering European bond yields and pulling stock markets higher

US president Donald Trump has accused Mario Draghi of unfairly manipulating the euro, after dovish comments from the European Central Bank president s(...)

President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi: “Further employment gains and increasing wages continue to underpin the resilience of the euro area economy and gradually rising inflation.”

Euro zone wage growth accelerated at its fastest pace in a decade, underpinning the region’s economic expansion even as the export-led manufacturing s(...)

Central Bank of Ireland building. When IBRC was put into liquidation 2013, the State handed over government bonds to the Central Bank to replace the emergency loans. Photograph: Alan Betson

Being the lender of last resort during the financial crisis has, without doubt, been the Central Bank of Ireland’s most profitable work. Ever. Last (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel listens during a press conference.

German industrial production plunged the most in almost four years in April and the nation’s central bank gave a gloomy assessment of the outlook, sug(...)

AIB is to make €5 billion of green loans available over the next five years, including products to make homes more energy efficient, as the Republic seeks to become a lower-carbon economy

AIB is to make ¤5 billion of green loans available over the next five years, including products to make homes more energy efficient, finance for elect(...)

The latest ECB meeting  comes amid growing concerns that the euro zone’s economy will not generate a sufficient level of inflation for the ECB to hit its price stability target of just under 2 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Mario Draghi is preparing to cut interest rates and embark on a fresh round of bond purchases before he leaves the European Central Bank this autumn, (...)

Philip Lane faces a series of challenges as he starts work this week as European Central Bank chief economist. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The European Central Bank’s Philip Lane started his first day at work on Monday at a crucial moment for the euro zone as signs of economic weakness re(...)

Philip Lane: he takes on his new role at a time when the prospect of raising the ECB’s main rate has been pushed out to at least next year

Philip Lane has been confirmed as the European Central Bank’s next chief economist with effect from this weekend when he joins the organisation’s exec(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: “Weidmann is a convinced European and an experienced central banker and therefore suitable” Photograph:  Reuters

Jean-Claude Juncker has said he “would not mind” a German becoming head of the European Central Bank, in a sign that the European Commission president(...)

The Irish Central Bank: along with the Bank of England and the European Central Bank, it will have a new head  soon.

The qualifications necessary to take charge at a central bank mean that any shortlist of candidates is likely to be very short indeed. A PhD from so(...)

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