EghtesadOnline: Oil prices dropped by more than one % on Friday as clouds gathered over the global economy after the European Central Bank (ECB) warned of continued weakness and fresh data showed Chinese exports and imports slumped last month.
EghtesadOnline: European Central Bank policy makers see scope to wait until their July meeting to announce how they’ll end their bond-buying program, according to euro-area officials familiar with the matter.
EghtesadOnline: The euro-area economy maintained its robust growth pace at the end of last year, setting the stage for another solid performance in 2018 that may sway European Central Bank policy makers into winding down unprecedented stimulus.
EghtesadOnline: European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny said last week that the euro’s recent rise shouldn't be “over-dramatized,” a notion that economists seem to agree with.
EghtesadOnline: The euro fell and the dollar pared losses on reports European Central Bank officials may still be a ways away from detailing plans to scale back asset purchases, reversing earlier moves triggered by below-consensus gains in U.S. jobs and wages.
EghtesadOnline: The European Central Bank should start thinking about how it wants to return to normal monetary policy and when it wants to wind down it bond purchases, governing council member Sabine Lautenschlaeger said in remarks published on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: The time may be nearing for the European Central Bank to start discussing the end of unprecedented stimulus as growth and inflation are both moving in the right direction, Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
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: The European Central Bank is starting to debate whether to reflect the euro area’s improving economic prospects in its policy guidance, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said.
EghtesadOnline: The euro edged up near a one-month high against the dollar in Asian trading on Monday, after some European Central Bank policymakers raised the possibility of hiking interest rates before bond purchases end.