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ECB ends crisis-fighting bond buys but eyes increasing risks

13 Dec 2018

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank formally ended its 2.6 trillion euro (2.3 trillion pounds) crisis-fighting bond purchase scheme on Thursday but promised to keep feeding stimulus for years into an economy struggling with an unexpected slowdown and political turmoil. | Video

ECB worries multiply even as money-printing presses stop

12 Dec 2018

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank is all but certain to formally end its lavish bond purchase scheme on Thursday but will take an increasingly dim view on growth, raising the odds that its next step in removing stimulus will be delayed.

ECB worries multiply even as money-printing presses stop

12 Dec 2018

FRANKFURT, Dec 13 The European Central Bank is all but certain to formally end its lavish bond purchase scheme on Thursday but will take an increasingly dim view on growth, raising the odds that its next step in removing stimulus will be delayed.

As growth risks recede, ECB should move toward the exit: Vasiliauskas

05 Dec 2018

FRANKFURT Growth risks for the euro zone receded in recent weeks, so the European Central Bank should not backtrack on its plans to dial back stimulus, Governing Council member Vitas Vasiliauskas said.

Exclusive: ECB policymakers debate new ways out of easy money - sources

05 Dec 2018

FRANKFURT European Central Bank policymakers are debating ways to wean the euro zone off years of easy money, floating ideas such as a new kind of multi-year loans and staggered increases in interest rates, sources told Reuters.

RPT-UPDATE 1-ECB policymakers leaning towards open reinvestment horizon

29 Nov 2018

* Reduction of reinvestment could be linked to economic factors

ECB policymakers leaning towards open reinvestment horizon

28 Nov 2018

FRANKFURT European Central Bank policymakers are leaning towards making only nuanced changes to how the bank reinvests cash from maturing bonds, including keeping the duration of purchases open, four sources with direct knowledge of the discussion told Reuters.

ECB policymakers leaning towards open reinvestment horizon

28 Nov 2018

FRANKFURT, Nov 28 European Central Bank policymakers are leaning towards making only nuanced changes to how the bank reinvests cash from maturing bonds, including keeping the purchases open-ended, four sources with direct knowledge of the discussion told Reuters.

ECB must clean up banks or see union collapse: incoming top watchdog

20 Nov 2018

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank must complete a clean-up of the euro zone's banking sector if it is to survive the next financial crisis, the ECB's incoming top watchdog Andrea Enria said on Tuesday.

Just a growth wobble or the beginning of the end?

09 Nov 2018

FRANKFURT Two of the world's biggest economies probably shrank last quarter, further proof that global growth is now past its peak and the risk of a downturn is rising.

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