German Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann: a perennial critic of the ECB’s long-standing quantitative easing programme. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Next year there will be a changing of the guard at the European Central Bank as Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann is being tipped to succeed current pres(...)

ECB headquarters  in Frankfurt.  While the threat of deflation is long gone, the euro’s volatility threatens to derail the ECB’s efforts. Photograph: Reuters

The European Central Bank dropped a long-standing pledge on Thursday to increase bond buys if needed, taking another small step in weaning the euro zo(...)

  Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics. Latvia’s finance minister said Mr Rimsevics should step aside for the time being to protect the Baltic country’s reputation. Photograph: Roman Koksarov/AP

Latvia’s anti-corruption agency has detained central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics, prompting calls for him to step aside while he is under investiga(...)

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 single currency has gained 11 per cent against the dollar this year. Photograph: iStock

The euro fell against all its major peers while European shares pared an earlier drop after minutes from the European Central Bank meeting showed offi(...)

A sign stands outside the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. (Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

The European Central Bank left its ultra easy monetary policy stance unchanged as expected on Thursday, keeping rates at record lows and even leaving (...)

Underlying inflation in the euro zone ticked up this month, official data showed on Friday, welcome relief for the European Central Bank (ECB) as it b(...)

The dollar has been pressured by uproar over US president Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey. Photograph: Getty Images

The dollar steadied close to six-month lows against a basket of currencies on Monday, as investors took stock of a week of political turmoil in the Un(...)

 The ECB governing council will convene in Frankfurt on March 8th-9th. Photograph: Armando  Babani/EPA

Euro area output rose to the highest level in almost six years in February as growth in the region’s top four economies accelerated. A composite Pur(...)

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