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No Fireworks for Mario Draghi's Final ECB Meeting

The ECB left rates unchanged, while Draghi defended the decision to keep policy accommodative

October 24, 2019 11:19 AM

Draghi’s modest parting gift to sterling

Sterling briefly touched a three-month high after the ECB cut rates and relaunched QE

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September 12, 2019 03:02 PM

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After ECB Rate Decision, All Eyes on Fed

Will the FOMC feel the pressure from President Trump?

September 12, 2019 12:19 PM

ECB Recap: “QE Infinity” Emboldens Euro Bears

The European Central Bank made a series of decisions to ease monetary policy and try to stimulate the Eurozone economy

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September 12, 2019 09:35 AM

Markets On Tenterhooks Ahead Of Draghi’s Finale | EUR/CHF, EUR/AUD, EUR/NZD

Draghi’s final meeting is just hours away, with several Euro crosses sitting on ‘make or break’ levels.

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September 12, 2019 01:03 AM

Equity Brief: The ECB giveth, the ECB taketh away

European stock markets fleetingly experienced the best of days, before sliding back to experience the day’s worst levels, due to ECB disappointment

Euro’s Post-ECB “downside “only goes so far

Headlines focus on a clear warning from the ECB that risks to Eurozone growth have “moved to the downside”.

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January 24, 2019 02:17 PM

Draghi sells a balanced approach

The ECB voted to keep policy unchanged. The prelude to the ECB rate announcement was disappointing data showing that Germany’s manufacturing sector tumbled into contraction in January.

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January 24, 2019 12:06 PM

FTSE lower but European indexes remain strong ahead of ECB meeting

The FTSE is edging lower this morning but European indexes all look in good shape ahead of the ECB’s meeting later today. There is little expected on the rate front: the Eurozone’s central bank is expected to leave rates unchanged not only this month but most likely until September. However, what will attract more attention will be the bank’s comments about the growing risks to the region’s economy.

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January 24, 2019 04:40 AM

ECB faces questions as growth slows

The ECB’s first meeting of the year could be a sombre affair.

Sino US trade talks weigh on markets

The Sino-US trade dispute continues to sap the energy out of the markets causing a dip in Asia overnight and the FTSE this morning.

An Earnings Blizzard on ECB Day

U.S. investors were not quite ready to return to risky assets on Thursday morning.

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April 26, 2018 09:00 AM

European equity lag vs. U.S. looks baked in

Apart from the soaring euro, European investors could scarcely wish for a better economic backdrop.

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August 25, 2017 04:04 PM

Threat of deflation gone: Draghi sends euro surging

In FX markets, the euro jumped in response to comments from Mario Draghi earlier today. The European Central Bank President said that “the threat of deflation is gone and reflationary forces are at play."

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June 27, 2017 08:27 AM

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EUR/USD: Will Draghi trigger short squeeze in euro?

Growth in the Eurozone is picking up, unemployment is falling and inflation is accelerating towards the European Central Bank’s 2 per cent target. Within the […]

ECB: Calibration is the new tapering

Mario Draghi spent most of the press conference trying to convince the audience that tapering doesn’t actually exist, and even if it did it wasn’t […]

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December 8, 2016 02:40 PM

Europe & US diverging outlooks

European equity markets have failed to make much progress one way or the other this week, kicking the week off and ending it at more […]

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November 18, 2016 02:24 PM

EUR/USD failed to break out…because of Brexit concerns?

Undeniably, Brexit, should it happen, could just be as bad for the Eurozone economy as it would for the UK.

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April 18, 2016 07:45 PM

DAX: Draghi pulled the rug out from under the bulls

It’s been a harrowing trip for global markets today, and ECB President Mario Draghi was the conductor. First traders were impressed by the size and […]

ECB Recap: Better late than never for euro bears

After massively disappointing traders’ high hopes back in December, “Super” Mario Draghi and company were not going to make the same mistake again. Expectant traders […]