EghtesadOnline: The deluge of cash poured into the euro zone economy in recent years by the European Central Bank appears to have finally resulted in solid - and more importantly, steady - economic growth, along with rising inflationary pressures.
EghtesadOnline: Another week, another round of gently improving economic data in the euro area -- with one likely exception.
EghtesadOnline: Euro zone inflation surged to a four-year high last month, zooming past the European Central Bank's target and piling pressure on rate setters to open talks about when and how extraordinary stimulus measures will be scaled back.
EghtesadOnline: European Central Bank board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger has said the ECB needs to wait to see if inflation stabilizes in its target zone of just under 2 percent before interest rates can be raised, but that she hopes its bond-buying program can be scaled down before year-end.
EghtesadOnline: If Mario Draghi intends to avoid a year of cross-talk about rising inflation among his European Central Bank colleagues, he might want to do some jawboning of his own.
EghtesadOnline: Rating agency Standard and Poor's said it did not expect the European Central Bank to switch away from its supportive monetary policy before 2018, despite signs that inflation pressures are beginning to return.
EghtesadOnline: Surging oil prices caused inflation in the 19-country euro zone to spike in December to its highest rate in more than three years, official figures showed Wednesday.
EghtesadOnline: A sharp rebound in euro zone inflation and a better-than-expected business outlook are certain to fire up demands from some hardliners for the European Central Bank to choke off it ultra-generous monetary policy.
EghtesadOnline: Mario Draghi warned that the region’s feeble inflation outlook means European Central Bank stimulus won’t end any time soon.