THE European Central Bank (ECB) began its official transition to a new benchmark short-term interest rate on Wednesday, as global regulators move away from tainted Libor gauges.

[VIENNA] The European Central Bank needs an "intense discussion" among policymakers on key decisions if it is to avoid pitfalls such as giving the impression that it is bankrolling governments,...

[FRANKFURT] The European Central Bank lost its third German board member to resignation over policy differences in a decade Wednesday, further drawing back the veil on controversy at the top and...

[FRANKFURT AM MAIN] The European Central Bank said on Wednesday that Sabine Lautenschlaeger would resign from its executive board at the end of October, amid tensions over its president Mario...

EDITORIAL

UNTIL recently, the spectre of negative interest rates seemed a distant one - afflicting parts of Europe since around 2015, and Japan in 2016.

THE BOTTOM LINE

THE idea that interest rates could be "negative" seems so counterintuitive that it defies easy understanding. Yet, here we are. Some foreign central banks (among them, the European Central Bank...

PERSPECTIVE

THE declining economic outlook and increasing political pressure are pushing central banks into more aggressive unconventional monetary policies.

IN HIS swan song address, European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi announced that the central bank would cut rates and boost quantitative easing (QE) or monetary easing.

[FRANKFURT] European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday that the euro zone economy was in a period of "protracted" economic weakness, with inflation staying low and the balance...

[FRANKFURT] The European Central Bank approved a fresh stimulus package as expected on Thursday, cutting interest rates and approving a new round of bond purchases to prop up euro zone growth and...