Yves Mersch

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ECB executive board member Yves Mersch said the entire set of euro banknotes were more secure as well as easier to check and handle. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The European Central Bank unveiled new, more secure, €100 and €200 banknotes which will enter circulation in May 2019. Following a redesign of the €5(...)

The ECB  in Frankfurt, Germany.

The European Central Bank is considering a new policy tool that would allow it to inject cash into banks that are being rescued from the threat of in(...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane won strong backing for his candidacy for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank from MEPs (...)

Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos. Photograph: Angel Diaz/EPA

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe remains optimistic about Central Bank Governor, Philip Lane’s chance of landing the European Central Bank (EC(...)

Luis de Guindos, Spain’s finance minister, arrives for a Eurogroup meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels, Belgium last month.   Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos, the longtime frontrunner to become the next vice president of the European Central Bank, is facing some resi(...)

The ECB has cut rates into negative territory and buys €80bn   worth of assets each month in the hope of cutting borrowing costs and stimulating spending

European Central Bank interest rates may be close to bottoming out but it is still premature to talk about reducing economic stimulus given the risk o(...)

ECB board member  Yves Mersch poses with a less contentious banknote Photograph: EPA

European Central Bank executive board member Yves Mersch took the defence of ECB policies directly to critical Germans on Thursday, reassuring them th(...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. European shares are lower today as investors await the latest developments in Paris

European investors edged back into safer assets on Wednesday as a shootout between French police and militants suspected of involvements in the Paris(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, looks on prior to speaking to MPs in Athens, Greece . Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

The European Union’s monetary affairs chief said on Monday that Greece and its EU partners were now closer to an understanding on many areas of reform(...)

The European Central Bank has “always been convinced that OMTs are legally sound and in line with our mandate”. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Plans for a quantitative easing programme for the euro zone received a significant boost yesterday, after the European Union’s highest court said th(...)

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