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ECB gets ready to pull the plug on stimulus scheme

FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank (ECB) will debate whether to end its huge asset purchases by year-end, in what would be its biggest step towards dismantling crisis-era stimulus credited with pulling the eurozone economy out of recession.


Euro strength worries ECB as Oct stimulus decision looms

FRANKFURT: The euro's strength is already weighing on inflation and will be a key factor for the European Central Bank next month when it decides how to proceed with its massive stimulus programme in 2018, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Thursday.


ECB to reassure on ‘exit’ strategy No new policy moves seen on the cards at the bank’s governing council meeting

FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank’s (ECB) main challenge at its next monthly policy meeting will be to persuade markets that it has no plans in the foreseeable future to start raising interest rates, analysts said.


ECB cuts growth forecasts

THE European Central Bank (ECB) cut its economic growth forecasts Thursday, highlighting the risks confronting Europe’s economy even as it ended its massive four-year stimulus programme.


ECB expected to hold fire

BERLIN: The European Central Bank (ECB) is unlikely to take new policy action at its monthly meeting on Thursday, despite a lingering threat of eurozone deflation and geopolitical risks, according to analysts.


Only words from ECB, no policy changes expected

FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank (ECB) looks set to ring in the New Year with interest rates on hold, but will have its work cut out for it in 2014, analysts say.


ECB highlights bond reinvestments option

FRANKFURT: As the European Central Bank (ECB) prepares to slow its bond-buying programme, policy makers are considering softening the blow by highlighting a related measure – the reinvestment of maturing debt.


ECB rate-hike talk sends short-dated bond yields to 5-week highs

LONDON: Short-term borrowing costs in Germany, the eurozone’s benchmark issuer, jumped to five-week highs after comments from European Central Bank (ECB) policymaker Ewald Nowotny raised the prospect of an interest rate rise before the end of bond-buying stimulus in the bloc.


ECB unexpectedly cuts asset purchases, extends until end of next year

FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank (ECB) has unexpectedly reduced its asset buys, but reserved the right to increase purchases once again, a decision that may be seen as a concession to conservative eurozone members such as Germany.


ECB: Demand for loans stabilising

FRANKFURT: A day after the European Central Bank (ECB) gave most eurozone banks a clean bill of health, new data were published suggesting that depressed demand for loans in the single currency area could be stabilising.