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# 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 32,778 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 8,835 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 24,708 Views 21 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 16,326 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 16,861 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 13,179 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 25,243 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 43,445 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 13,649 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 13,535 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 23,901 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 19,214 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 22,695 Views 55 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 19,615 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 18,944 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 20,114 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 99 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 1,154 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 17,553 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 18,681 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 15,633 Views 100 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 33,551 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 12,302 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 17,307 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 6,198 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 15,270 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 5,949 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 7,269 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 20,261 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

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Sep 4th 2014, 4:52 PM 7,019 Views 1 Comment

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# 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 20,970 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 15,554 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 12,959 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 22,709 Views 40 Comments

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

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Trichet: I won't appear before banking inquiry - it's not my responsibility
# Not My Problem
# Not My Problem

Trichet: I won't appear before banking inquiry - it's not my responsibility

May 7th 2014, 9:18 AM 7,936 Views 46 Comments

The former head of the ECB also said the Irish government made a decision on the bank guarantee without any consultation with the bank or other countries.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 1 May, 2014

European Bank Holiday leaves employees without wages despite early warnings
# Transactions
# Transactions

European Bank Holiday leaves employees without wages despite early warnings

May 1st 2014, 1:33 PM 33,431 Views 42 Comments

No interbank transaction can take place across the EU today.

# european-central-bank - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

Apr 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 294 Views 44 Comments

With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?

# european-central-bank - Monday 24 March, 2014

Here's the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD
# ECB
# ECB

Here's the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD

Mar 24th 2014, 5:00 PM 26,204 Views 41 Comments

Responding to queries from the finance spokesperson, Draghi said that ‘the viability of nationalised banks’ needs to be addressed.

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

Bank borrowing from ECB at lowest level since guarantee
# Life Support
# Life Support

Bank borrowing from ECB at lowest level since guarantee

Mar 21st 2014, 11:20 AM 5,377 Views 12 Comments

Health of Irish system appears to be on the up as calls for support from Frankfurt slide

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