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# european-central-bank - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Irish consumer prices rise 5.3% during biggest annual increase in 20 years
# Inflation
# Inflation

Irish consumer prices rise 5.3% during biggest annual increase in 20 years

Updated Dec 9th 2021, 1:49 PM 19,263 Views 49 Comments

Soaring petrol, diesel and energy prices continue to drive inflation, the CSO said.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Cost of living concerns mount as October sees largest annual jump in consumer prices since 2007
# Inflation
# Inflation

Cost of living concerns mount as October sees largest annual jump in consumer prices since 2007

Nov 11th 2021, 2:49 PM 21,660 Views 47 Comments

Electricity and fuel costs are the main drivers of inflation currently, the Central Statistics Office said.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 28 October, 2021

'Supply chain bottlenecks and rising energy prices' are main threat to recovery, warns Lagarde
# Price Inflation
# Price Inflation

'Supply chain bottlenecks and rising energy prices' are main threat to recovery, warns Lagarde

Oct 28th 2021, 2:15 PM 10,499 Views 11 Comments

Despite rising prices, the European Central Bank also decided to keep its pandemic stimulus efforts unchanged.

# european-central-bank - Monday 20 September, 2021

Morning Memo: Europe's looming 'energy crisis'
# Energy Prices
# Energy Prices

Morning Memo: Europe's looming 'energy crisis'

Sep 20th 2021, 11:57 AM 10,426 Views 12 Comments

European gas prices have tripled this year even before the arrival winter.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Faced with rising borrowing costs for EU governments, the ECB says it will increase the pace of stimulus
# European Stimulus
# European Stimulus

Faced with rising borrowing costs for EU governments, the ECB says it will increase the pace of stimulus

Mar 11th 2021, 2:33 PM 12,234 Views 10 Comments

European GDP is set to shrink further in the first quarter of the year, says ECB President Christine Lagarde.

# european-central-bank - Friday 19 February, 2021

Ulster says go: Bank's decision to exit was in the wind — but why is it happening now?
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Ulster says go: Bank's decision to exit was in the wind — but why is it happening now?

Feb 19th 2021, 8:50 AM 33,579 Views 31 Comments

Ulster Bank’s long goodbye creates major headaches for policymakers.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 10 December, 2020

More stimulus for Europe as ECB adds €500 billion to €1.35 trillion package, extending it into 2022
# Stimulus Package
# Stimulus Package

More stimulus for Europe as ECB adds €500 billion to €1.35 trillion package, extending it into 2022

Dec 10th 2020, 12:48 PM 8,879 Views 18 Comments

It comes against the backdrop of gloomy economic forecasts.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Hopes for a swift economic recovery in 2021 have faded, says ECB
# ECB
# ECB

Hopes for a swift economic recovery in 2021 have faded, says ECB

Nov 25th 2020, 10:46 AM 24,932 Views 22 Comments

A resurgence of the virus has weakened euro area growth forecasts.

# european-central-bank - Sunday 8 November, 2020

The Fed, the Senate and stimulus: How might the election shape American responses to the economic crisis?
# US Federal Reserve
# US Federal Reserve

The Fed, the Senate and stimulus: How might the election shape American responses to the economic crisis?

Nov 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,333 Views 4 Comments

The results of this week’s election may further complicate the American response to the economic crisis.

# european-central-bank - Friday 30 October, 2020

Eurozone: Stormy weather ahead despite a better-than-expected third quarter rally in GDP
# Euro Zone
# Euro Zone

Eurozone: Stormy weather ahead despite a better-than-expected third quarter rally in GDP

Oct 30th 2020, 3:41 PM 16,888 Views 4 Comments

New data shows a slight worsening of jobless figures while prices continue to tumble.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 29 October, 2020

European Central Bank nods towards more stimulus in December as virus surges across Europe
# Euro Zone
# Euro Zone

European Central Bank nods towards more stimulus in December as virus surges across Europe

Oct 29th 2020, 2:54 PM 13,189 Views 3 Comments

In the meantime, the governing council decided to keep its monetary policy unchanged.

# european-central-bank - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Christine Lagarde a no-show as she's voted in as new ECB President by secret ballot
# Top Jobs
# Top Jobs

Christine Lagarde a no-show as she's voted in as new ECB President by secret ballot

Sep 17th 2019, 1:14 PM 25,256 Views 29 Comments

Largarde is currently the outgoing chief of the International Monetary Fund.

# european-central-bank - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Mortgage interest rates will rise, says research, 'making repayment difficult' for some Irish households
# Department Of Finance
# Department Of Finance

Mortgage interest rates will rise, says research, 'making repayment difficult' for some Irish households

Mar 12th 2019, 6:20 AM 43,494 Views 54 Comments

Irish households are in a better position to withstand “adverse shocks” than it was in 2014.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Central Bank governor Philip Lane only applicant for top role at European Central Bank
# Pole Position
# Pole Position

Central Bank governor Philip Lane only applicant for top role at European Central Bank

Jan 30th 2019, 9:43 PM 13,669 Views 31 Comments

He’s on course to take job of chief economist from 1 June.

# european-central-bank - Saturday 28 October, 2017

'Do your job': Finance Committee wants ECB chief to explain role in tracker mortgage scandal
# Oversight
# Oversight

'Do your job': Finance Committee wants ECB chief to explain role in tracker mortgage scandal

Oct 28th 2017, 10:39 AM 13,537 Views 52 Comments

The committee’s chair said it is important to keep the pressure on the banks now.

# european-central-bank - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

'Good for Ireland': Germany's top court rules that the ECB can 'print money'
# Make Money Money
# Make Money Money

'Good for Ireland': Germany's top court rules that the ECB can 'print money'

Jun 21st 2016, 12:40 PM 23,956 Views 94 Comments

The challenge to the bond-buying plan could have ended the single currency.

# european-central-bank - Monday 9 May, 2016

Irish households are the third most indebted in the EU
# Household Debt
# Household Debt

Irish households are the third most indebted in the EU

May 9th 2016, 4:54 PM 19,240 Views 115 Comments

The Central Bank says this ranking is in spite of a significant decline in the ratio of household debt to disposable income.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

The €500 banknote looks set for the chop - but some Germans aren't happy
# Nein Danke
# Nein Danke

The €500 banknote looks set for the chop - but some Germans aren't happy

May 4th 2016, 11:16 AM 22,706 Views 56 Comments

The note is known as a ‘Bin Laden’ because of its associations with crime.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 3 December, 2015

This man is taking the euro deeper and deeper into the unknown
# Santa Mario
# Santa Mario

This man is taking the euro deeper and deeper into the unknown

Dec 3rd 2015, 3:33 PM 19,619 Views 60 Comments

The ECB cut a key interest rate to a new record low for the region today.

# european-central-bank - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

These figures show Irish people lost more than anyone in the financial crisis
# Bottom Of The Pile
# Bottom Of The Pile

These figures show Irish people lost more than anyone in the financial crisis

Oct 20th 2015, 12:06 PM 18,951 Views 73 Comments

But it has been a good few years to be Dutch, Belgian or Danish.

# european-central-bank - Monday 20 July, 2015

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes
# Open For Business
# Open For Business

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes

Jul 20th 2015, 7:26 AM 20,124 Views 107 Comments

Greeks will be able to withdraw up to €420 at once per week.

# european-central-bank - Saturday 4 July, 2015

It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go
# Opinion
# Opinion

It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go

Jul 4th 2015, 8:00 AM 111 Views 78 Comments

The Greek problem will never be solved within the eurozone. It’s time to let them leave the euro, default on their loans, and try to rebuild from there with the drachma.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 2 July, 2015

What's the issue with Greece's pension system?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What's the issue with Greece's pension system?

Jul 2nd 2015, 6:00 PM 1,193 Views 100 Comments

The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?

# european-central-bank - Monday 29 June, 2015

Closed banks, capital controls and a referendum... What next for Greece?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Closed banks, capital controls and a referendum... What next for Greece?

Jun 29th 2015, 1:53 PM 17,560 Views 136 Comments

And what will it mean for Ireland if Greeks take the nuclear option?

# european-central-bank - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Greece says its debt crisis is a 'common European problem'
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Greece says its debt crisis is a 'common European problem'

Apr 9th 2015, 1:58 PM 18,685 Views 110 Comments

The country made its latest loan repayment today – but more trouble lies ahead.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

People are so mad about the ECB's new headquarters they're burning cars in Germany
# Frankfurt's Way
# Frankfurt's Way

People are so mad about the ECB's new headquarters they're burning cars in Germany

Mar 18th 2015, 10:31 AM 15,645 Views 101 Comments

Two police officers have also been injured ahead of a massive rally to coincide with the opening of the €1.3 billion skyscraper.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece

Feb 5th 2015, 7:34 AM 33,567 Views 239 Comments

The central bank will no longer accept Greek debt as collateral for loans.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today

Feb 4th 2015, 11:13 AM 12,303 Views 81 Comments

It’s going to be a big day for the country’s new leaders.

# european-central-bank - Monday 2 February, 2015

The ECB is threatening Greece the same way it did Ireland before the bailout
# Emergency Cash
# Emergency Cash

The ECB is threatening Greece the same way it did Ireland before the bailout

Feb 2nd 2015, 3:35 PM 17,318 Views 83 Comments

It’s threatening to end emergency funding if the Greeks don’t play ball.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Can the ECB be forced to come to Dublin for the banking inquiry?
# The Pressure's On
# The Pressure's On

Can the ECB be forced to come to Dublin for the banking inquiry?

Nov 27th 2014, 8:29 AM 6,201 Views 30 Comments

Matt Carty of Sinn Fein said he hopes the goverment will be “robust” in making sure the ECB does take part.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

The ECB has more or less said: 'We're not going to Dublin, you can forget about it'
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

The ECB has more or less said: 'We're not going to Dublin, you can forget about it'

Nov 26th 2014, 5:29 PM 15,280 Views 44 Comments

The banking inquiry’s public hearings will begin the week after next – but it looks like the ECB won’t be there.

# european-central-bank - Friday 21 November, 2014

The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates
# Transparency
# Transparency

The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates

Nov 21st 2014, 7:45 AM 11,011 Views 19 Comments

Those on tracker loans will hear the decision-making process of the ECB’s record-low interest rates.

# european-central-bank - Friday 14 November, 2014

The Banking Inquiry has started contacting potential witnesses, but who?
# Help Us Out
# Help Us Out

The Banking Inquiry has started contacting potential witnesses, but who?

Nov 14th 2014, 1:46 PM 5,958 Views 36 Comments

Former ECB President Jean Claude Trichet has previously said that he will not appear before the committee.

# european-central-bank - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ireland's biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here's how it's going to work
# Single Supervisory Mechanism
# Single Supervisory Mechanism

Ireland's biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here's how it's going to work

Nov 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,287 Views 22 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes explains the detail of the new pan-eurozone Single Supervisory Mechanism.

# european-central-bank - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Here's when we'll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released
# Third Secret Of Fatima
# Third Secret Of Fatima

Here's when we'll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released

Oct 28th 2014, 3:15 PM 20,270 Views 59 Comments

The ECB’s governing council will consider releasing the letter at its meeting next week

# european-central-bank - Thursday 4 September, 2014

# european-central-bank - Sunday 10 August, 2014

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote

Aug 10th 2014, 11:33 AM 20,974 Views 172 Comments

Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Is this the big bazooka? - €400 billion funding package announced by Draghi
# Kablamo
# Kablamo

Is this the big bazooka? - €400 billion funding package announced by Draghi

Jun 5th 2014, 3:28 PM 15,563 Views 43 Comments

SME and non-financial corporate lending is the main target of today’s package of measures, with the ECB also cutting inflation expectations.

ECB announces negative rate in bid to fight deflation
# Uncharted Territory
# Uncharted Territory

ECB announces negative rate in bid to fight deflation

Jun 5th 2014, 1:29 PM 12,961 Views 42 Comments

The rate at which the European Central Bank pays commercial banks for depositing their unused cash has been reduced from zero per cent to minus 0.10 per cent.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Mario has a bonus for tracker mortgage holders next month
# Super Mario
# Super Mario

Mario has a bonus for tracker mortgage holders next month

May 14th 2014, 6:43 PM 22,715 Views 40 Comments

Frankfurt looks set to deliver a long-awaited interest rate cut next month.

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