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ECB board meets amid rise of imponderables

The ECB’s governing council is meeting in Frankfurt to debate policy options to further stimulate the eurozone’s economy and get the inflation rate closer to 2 percent. So far, the progress made has been meager.

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ECB keeps rates, asset buys unchanged

The European Central Bank has left key interest rates and its QE asset purchasing scheme unchanged. The move was largely expected as analysts said the bank needed to save some monetary ammunition for a December meeting.The ECB held its key refinancing rate at a record-low level of 0 percent on Thursday, where it’s

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ECB keeps rates steady after Brexit shock

The eurozone weathered the Brexit vote “with encouraging resilience” and the European Central Bank is ‘ready, willing and able’ to make sure that momentum holds, Mario Draghi said after the bank’s latest policy meeting.

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Germany issues bonds with negative interest

Investors are now paying to own German bonds, as they flock towards safe havens amid Brexit fears and turbulent stock markets. The ECB’s quantitative easing program further pushes down interest rates on sovereign debt.

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ECB lends a helping hand to Greece

Greek’s ailing banks will be given access to the European Central Bank’s refinancing program. The move brings Greece closer to financial normalization, a gift for its compliance in passing tough austerity measures.

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ECB corporate bond buying in focus

Starting this month, the European Central Bank (ECB) will be buying up a lot of European corporate bonds. We look at why it has decided to do so and what effect the measure may or may not have short-term.

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