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European Central Bank president Mario Draghi may include a move to ease the conditions at which banks borrow from the central bank to stimulate lending in the euro zone. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The European Central Bank’s governing council gathered in Bratislava last night ahead of today’s widely anticipated rate-setting meeting, as in(...)

The euro-area jobless rate rose to a record in March, increasing pressure on the European Central Bank to take additional measures to boost growth. 
 Photo: Bloomberg.

The euro-area jobless rate rose to a record in March, increasing pressure on the European Central Bank to take additional measures to boost gro(...)

Economic activity in the euro zone contracted again last month, prompting speculation that an interest rate cut may be on the cards at next week’s European Central Bank governing council meeting. Photograph: Reuters

Economic activity in the euro zone contracted again last month, prompting speculation that an interest rate cut may be on the (...)

EU economics commissioner Olli Rehn (left) with European Central Bank president Mario Draghi pictured in Dublin for an Ecofin meeting over the weekend. Mr Draghi said the ECB was determined  funds  injected would ‘find their way through the economy to financing to the real sector’. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A two-year slump, 19 million unemployed and five countries on emergency aid are no reason to take bold, immediate action to spur economic growth, a(...)

 Jörg Asmussen, a member of the European Central Bank executive board, speaking to ECB president Mario Draghi at the  Ecofin meeting  at Dublin Castle yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The silver facade of Dublin Castle was radiant in sunlight yesterday as EU finance ministers and their retinue descended on the former seat of (...)

Jeroen Dijsselbloem: president of the eurogroup, in his alma mater UCC yesterday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Standing in the 19th-century Aula Maxima hall in University College Cork, Jeroen Dijsselbloem is in reminiscent mode. “This wonderful hall I’ve(...)

Stock retreated after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said economic recovery in the euro area remains subject to downside risks. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

European stocks retreated, posting the biggest two-day slump in more than four months, as European Central Bank pres(...)

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Photograph: Lisi Niesner

A final decision on the adjustment of the maturities of Ireland and Portugal’s bailout loans may not be taken at next week’s meeting of euro zo(...)

Women withdraw money from ATMs at a branch of the Bank of Cyprus at Eleftheria square in Nicosia, Cyprus. The bailout crisis had raised the possibility of an ECB interest rate cut. Photograph: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters

The European Central Bank yesterday kept interest rates at a record low of 0.75 per cent but stressed that it “stands ready t(...)

The ECB headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

A sense of anticipation surrounded Mario Draghi’s appearance at the monthly ECB press conference yesterday, his first since the eruption of the(...)

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