Discussions between central bankers often revolve around interest rates. But for the architects of the world's monetary policy, who met in Paris on Tuesday (12 January), ultra-low interest rates were the order of the day. EURACTIV France reports.
EXCLUSIVE: A planned bond-buying programme expected from the European Central Bank (ECB) today (22 January) would be unconstitutional, a leading MEP has told EURACTIV in the firmest statement of German opposition to the move.
With the European Central Bank (ECB) expected to announce a new bond-buying programme on Thursday (22 January), experts in Germany are warning of falling prices and ebbing investment, while the government attempts to distance itself from the upcoming ECB decision. EURACTIV Germany reports.
To prevent the misuse of money, the European Commission should vet all national investment projects, writes Guntram B. Wolff. It would be an important step toward establishing the eurozone’s missing fiscal union.
The United States renewed a warning that Europe risks falling into a downward spiral of falling wages and prices on Wednesday (15 October), saying recent actions by the European Central Bank may not be enough to ward off deflation.
Yields on the eurozone's lower rated debt fell on Friday as the European Central Bank's rate cuts and openness to a large scale bond buying programme pushed investors towards riskier assets in their quest to maximise returns.
A further slowdown in eurozone inflation in May was confirmed on Monday (16 June), as the cost of telecommunication and food kept prices low, confirming a problem that the European Central Bank recently sought to stem.