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Business 11 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

ECB cuts rates. increases asset buys more than expected

FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut all three of its interest rates and expanded its asset-buying programme, delivering a bigger-than-expected cocktail of actions to boost the economy and stop ultra low inflation becoming entrenched.

Banking 09 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

ECB keeps money taps open, drops reference to rate cuts

TALLINN: The European Central Bank (ECB) kept its money taps wide open but dropped a reference to possible interest rate cuts, an unexpectedly hawkish move as eurozone growth accelerates.

Business 03 Feb 2014 | 1:43 PM

Euro wallows near 10-week low on deflation fears

TOKYO: The euro licked its wounds near a 10-week low against the dollar on Monday after soft euro zone inflation data rekindled speculation the European Central Bank may ease policy to stave off deflation.

Business 04 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Euro zone factory prices nearly flatline in October

BRUSSELS: Euro zone factory prices barely rose in October, echoing the slowing pace in consumer inflation, although the European Central Bank is expected to wait a little longer before cutting interest rates to help the slumping economy.

Business 01 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

ECB’s Draghi phones Napolitano over quit reports

ROME: European Central Bank president Mario Draghi phoned Italian President Giorgio Napolitano after media reports that the 87-year-old head of state was planning to resign early to clear the way for new elections, newspapers reported yesterday.

Business 01 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Banks repaid 137 billion euros to ECB this week.

FRANKFURT: Banks will pay back another 3.5 billion euros next week of the emergency 3-year loans they took from the European Central Bank a year ago, further deflating the ECB's balance sheet after they paid back a whopping 137 billion euros this week.

Business 04 Nov 2013 | 8:18 AM

Euro struggles to find traction, Aussie eyes data

SYDNEY: The euro languished at two-week lows early in Asia on Monday, having suffered its biggest drop in over a year last week as expectations grew the European Central Bank will be forced to cut interest rates to shore up growth.

Economy 16 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

ECB is confident about reaching inflation goal

FRANKFURT: With the European Central Bank’s (ECB) next policy update less than two weeks away, the institution’s chief is expressing both confidence and patience about achieving its inflation goal.

Business 25 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Low demand for euro bond

FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank attracted just 15.5 billion euros (US$17.4bil) of demand from lenders for the latest round of its long-term loan programme, in a sign that weak investment may hinder the eurozone recovery.