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Brexit 15-11-2017

Frankfurt, Paris ‘to get most Goldman Brexit jobs’

Frankfurt and Paris are expected to gain the most jobs from Goldman Sachs as it transfers staff out of London due to Brexit, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

Brexit 31-10-2017

Goldman CEO has high hopes for London HQ post-Brexit, despite uncertainty

Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein expects to fill the firm's new European headquarters which is currently under construction in London, but said Britain's exit from the European Union left much outside the bank's control.

Economy & Jobs 27-04-2017

Frankfurt offers skills and ‘better’ beer to host EBA

Germany stepped up its charm offensive yesterday (26 April) in its bid to bring the European Banking Authority to Frankfurt. Not only is the city the financial hub of Europe but it has "better" beer.

Brexit 30-03-2017

Luxembourg stakes claim for EU banking body post-Brexit

Luxembourg has claimed the legal right to host the London-based European Banking Authority after Brexit, a government spokeswoman said today (30 March).

Euro & Finance 04-01-2017

Energy powers eurozone inflation but growth elusive

Official data showed inflation advancing in major eurozone economies Germany, France, and Spain on Tuesday (3 January), but analysts warned that a return to healthy price rises remains far off.

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Euro & Finance 20-10-2016

ECB set to tee up next stimulus move: analysts

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi is likely to prep markets for an extension of a huge monetary stimulus programme later today (20 October) after investors were rattled by talk that massive bond purchases may be drying up.

Brexit 19-09-2016

UK banks to lose EU ‘passport’ post-Brexit, warns ECB boss

Financial institutions based in Britain will lose so-called passporting rights allowing them to operate across the European Union unless post-Brexit Britain is at least part of the European Economic Area, ECB policymaker Jens Weidmann has said.

Euro & Finance 24-08-2016

Frankfurt charm offensive for Brexit-wary London firms

The marketing team of Frankfurt never expected its English-language dummy website to attract new businesses would actually go live after Britain's European Union referendum.

Euro & Finance 19-08-2016

Frankfurt woos London banks after Brexit vote

A German politician said on Thursday (18 August) he was trying to persuade foreign banks to make Frankfurt their home after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and outlined how Europe's biggest economy wants to bolster its financial capital at London's expense.

Euro & Finance 19-07-2016

German and French firms take biggest share of ECB credit splurge

The European Central Bank snapped up debt of blue-chip names such as BMW, Sanofi and BASF as Germany and France accounted for the lion's share of its first batch of corporate bond purchases.

Euro & Finance 17-05-2016

German constitutional court confirms complaint against ECB policy

Germany's Constitutional Court confirmed on Tuesday (17 May) it has received a complaint against the European Central Bank's monetary policy, as reported by the Welt am Sonntag newspaper at the weekend.

Euro & Finance 10-03-2016

ECB drops rate to zero in eurozone’s anti-deflation battle

The European Central Bank on Thursday (10 March) fired off a new volley of shots in its ongoing battle to avert deflation in the eurozone and jumpstart economic recovery in the region.

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Global Europe 14-01-2016

The Frankfurt Protocol: Calling for a new treaty for the eurozone

Faced with a series of unprecedented difficulties, the EU has little choice but to move forward swiftly to the next stage of integration. The way to do that is through treaty change, argues Anfrew Duff in his latest pamphlet 'The Frankfurt Protocol'.

EU Priorities 2020 02-11-2015

A year on, challenges remain for Europe’s single banking supervisor

A year after it took up its duties as Europe's banking watchdog, observers say the Single Supervisory Mechanism is doing a good job, but challenges nevertheless remain.

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Euro & Finance 19-03-2015

Anti-austerity violence mars opening of ECB’s new HQ

Violent clashes between anti-austerity protesters and German police left dozens injured and a trail of destruction in Germany's financial capital as the European Central Bank opened its new headquarters Wednesday.

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Frankfurt braces for anti-austerity demos as ECB opens new HQ

When the European Central Bank officially inaugurates its new headquarters in Frankfurt on Wednesday (18 March), as many as 10,000 people from around Europe are expected to show up to join an anti-austerity demonstration.

Euro & Finance 22-01-2015

ECB rolls dice on quantitative easing

The European Central Bank (ECB) took the ultimate policy leap today (22 January), launching a government bond-buying programme which will pump hundreds of billions of new money into a sagging eurozone economy.

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Economy & Jobs 22-01-2015

ECB launches bond-buying scheme of €60 billion per month

The European Central Bank announced on Thursday it will buy bonds worth 60 billion euros per month until September 2016, aiming to achieve a "sustained adjustment in the path of inflation"

Euro & Finance 04-11-2014

Bank supervisor starts work in eurozone

The chair of the eurozone’s new single supervisory mechanism sought to soothe nerves yesterday (3 November) before the Frankfurt-based body starts supervision today of 120 of Europe’s largest banks, including several carrying too much debt.

Euro & Finance 27-10-2014

Eurozone lending to business and households slows more gradually

Lending to eurozone households and companies contracted at a slower pace in September, and money supply grew faster than expected, suggesting that a cycle of tightening credit conditions in the bloc is gradually coming to an end.

Euro & Finance 20-10-2014

Credibility meets compromise in Europe’s bank stress test

When Europe announced its latest health check of top banks early last year it promised a "comprehensive assessment" of how well prepared they were to withstand another financial crisis.

Euro & Finance 22-09-2014

ECB will use ‘unconventional tools’ to spur eurozone growth

The European Central Bank stands ready to use additional unconventional tools if needed to spur inflation and growth in the eurozone, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Monday (22 September).

Euro & Finance 19-09-2014

Banks repay bailout loans to ECB, hurting lending to businesses

European Central Bank (ECB) plans to bolster lending to business were dealt another setback on Friday after banks decided to repay billions of euros of cheap ECB credit, sapping money available to lend to business.

Euro & Finance 17-09-2014

ECB stress tests to challenge Germany’s Landesbanken

For the first time since the financial crisis struck in 2008, the European Union is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with strong political connections, such as Germany's regional banks - the "Landesbanken".