European Central Bank president Mario Draghi addresses a news conference at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt on Thursday Photograph: Reuters

The European Central Bank kept its super-easy monetary policy unchanged as expected on Thursday and its president, Mario Draghi, told critics of his s(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi  denied the scaling-back of the asset-purchasing programme was tapering. “Tapering has not been discussed today,” he said. Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

The European Central Bank will extend its landmark quantitative easing programme for a further nine months, but will buy a lower amount of bonds than(...)

The ECB  wants a higher rate of overall inflation  and has been buying euro zone government bonds to inject cash into the banking system and make banks lend to the real economy. Photograph: iStock

Euro zone inflation inched up another tenth of a percentage point in November as food and core inflation pushed higher, providing modest comfort for E(...)

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(...)

A trader at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE): summer is over and business is back with a bang. Photograph:  Lucas Jackson/Reuters

With the first debate of the US presidential campaign, a Group of 20 (G20) central bank interest-rate announcement nearly every other trading day and (...)

The annual rate was at least positive in June, but is well short of the ECB’s target of just below 2 per cent

The euro zone returned to inflation in June after four consecutive months of falling or stable prices, new data confirmed on Friday, although the mode(...)

 Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the start of the trading day in New York. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Irish and other European shares rallied for a fourth straight day on mounting conviction that central banks will ensure that the fallout from Brexit w(...)

Since the announcement of a planned referendum last year, British nationals living and working in Brussels have been nervously assessing their future. Photograph: Reuters

As the British electorate votes in the most important referendum for a generation, across the channel EU officials are nervously awaiting a result tha(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. The ECB is expected to cut its deposit rate by 10 basis points to -0.4 per cent in March, charging banks even more to park their cash overnight, and investors also expect the bank to beef up its €1.5 trillion asset purchase programme. (Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters)

Prices in the euro zone fell in February, falling short of already depressed expectations and virtually ensuring another round of policy easing from (...)

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, at a bilateral meeting  in Davos. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/ EPA

The International Monetary Fund has reiterated its call for debt relief for Greece, raising pressure on European countries to cede to Greek demands fo(...)

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