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Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB) during a press conference following the meeting of the Governing Council in Frankfurt. Photograph: Daniel Roland /Getty

European Central Bank (ECB) policymakers have raised concerns that upbeat euro zone growth forecasts issued by their own staff may prove weaker than a(...)

European Central Bank President (ECB) Mario Draghi delivering a speech during an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus on Wednesday. The ECB, meeting in Cyprus, is expected to keep rates on hold and probably lift growth forecasts to reflect a string of positive data surprises.  (Photograph: EPA)

Keen to keep a low profile over the Greek crisis, the European Central Bank will focus on improved growth prospects on Thursday and unveil some but n(...)

This is the first time the ECB has published its minutes. Photograph: Bloomberg

The ECB’s chief economist warned central bankers from around the euro zone of the perils of delaying money printing, according to records of a Januar(...)

The timing of the legal opinion is sensitive, coming just over a week before the ECB’s next governing council meeting in Frankfurt at which it is expected the central bank may announce some form of full-scale quantitative easing.  Photograph: Reuters

The ECB will hear today if its bond-buying programme, known as Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT), is in danger of breaching EU law. The European Co(...)

Mr Draghi’s comments echo those made by ECB chief economist Peter Praet (above).

Expectations that the European Central Bank is preparing an early round of quantitative easing were boosted by comments from Mario Draghi, ECB preside(...)

Peter Praet of ECB: noting that euro zone inflation could be even lower in 2015 than the 0.7 per cent forecast, he said, “this is why we have to be very vigilant and ask ourselves: Have we done enough?” Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

A top official of the European Central Bank says measures taken to stimulate the euro zone economy might not be adequate and the central bank may need(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Peter Praet will recommend the bank cut its main refinancing rate to a record low of 0.15 per cent

European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Peter Praet will recommend the bank cut its main refinancing rate to a record low of 0.15 per cent (...)

European People’s Party candidate for commission president Jean Claude Juncker said yesterday he would consider  binding foreign exchange policy guidelines for the ECB, should he become president. Photograph: Reuters

The euro fell to a two-month low against the yen and European government bonds strengthened yesterday, amid renewed expectation that the European Cent(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference following the ECB governing council meeting in Brussels earlier this month. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Central Bank is preparing a package of policy options for its June meeting, including cuts in all its interest rates and targeted measure(...)

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has raised €1 billion in an auction of benchmark 10-year bonds, reaching in its target in the fi(...)

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