Mario Draghi - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mario Draghi European Central Bank's Draghi cautiously upbeat on eurozone FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank says that risks to the strengthening economy of the 19-country eurozone have fallen — but insists it's too early to declare victory and start withdrawing stimulus measures. Mario Draghi said in remarks delivered Wednesday in the Dutch parliament that recent data confirm that the rebound "is b... Wed, 10 May 2017 12:30:00 GMT 2017-05-10T12:30:00Z Eurozone inflation rises to target as economy improves LONDON (AP) — Inflation in the 19-country eurozone is back up at the European Central Bank's targeted level as a strengthening economy helps drive up prices, stoking speculation that the bank could start winding down its stimulus measures sooner than thought. Statistics agency Eurostat said Friday that its headline rate rose to 1.9 percent over the year t... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:10:00 GMT 2017-04-28T12:10:00Z Asian stocks lower as North Korea jitters flare BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks declined Friday amid renewed jitters over North Korea and conflicting signals from President Donald Trump about U.S. trade policy. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.4 percent to 19,183.99 and the Shanghai Composite Index retreated 02 percent to 3,145.15. Hong Kong's Hang Seng declined 0.4 percent to 24,605.99 and Seoul's Kospi lost 0.2 perc... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:06:00 GMT 2017-04-28T06:06:00Z European Central Bank says economy is 'increasingly solid' FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank kept its stimulus program and interest rates unchanged Thursday even though it conceded that the economy of the 19-country eurozone is becoming stronger. While indicators in recent weeks have pointed to much faster growth, there was little expectation the central bank would ease off its stimulus programs... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:07:00 GMT 2017-04-27T14:07:00Z Markets subdued in the wake of Trump's tax plans LONDON (AP) — Global stocks were subdued Thursday as investors assessed the scant details of President Donald Trump's U.S. tax overhaul. The Bank of Japan and European Central Bank kept their policies on hold as expected, though the euro took a modest hit when ECB President Mario Draghi said he wasn't confident that inflation across the 19-country eurozone was heading toward... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:42:00 GMT 2017-04-27T13:42:00Z The Latest: European Central Bank more confident on economy FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's decisions on stimulus for the eurozone economy (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The European Central Bank notes the economy has strengthened, but steered clear of signaling it is planning the end of its massive monetary stimulus. The bank left its bond-bu... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:51:00 GMT 2017-04-27T12:51:00Z ECB unlikely to signal stimulus end, despite French optimism FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's strengthening economy dodged a banana peel when a pro-EU candidate won the first round of the French presidential election. That won't be enough, however, to make the European Central Bank signal an end to monetary stimulus program on Thursday. Nor will Sunday's result by itself fix the long-term flaws that have plagued the continent's shar... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:51:00 GMT 2017-04-25T09:51:00Z European Central Bank's Draghi says stimulus still needed FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi insisted Thursday that the bank's massive stimulus efforts are still needed even though the 19-country eurozone's economy is strengthening. "The recovery is progressing and now may be gaining momentum," Draghi said in a speech at a conference at Frankfurt's Goethe University. He cautioned, ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:11:00 GMT 2017-04-06T13:11:00Z US to confront trade partners at global finance meeting FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to get tough on trade partners like China, Mexico and Germany. Now his Treasury chief, Steven Mnuchin, will get his first opportunity to confront them all in one room. The meeting of the most powerful economies' finance ministers in Germany this week is likely to be dominated by talk about wh... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:46:00 GMT 2017-03-16T18:46:00Z Eurozone inflation above target for first time in 4 years LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 19-country eurozone is running above the European Central Bank's target for the first time in four years — but don't expect the ECB to reverse its monetary stimulus anytime soon. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said Thursday that consumer prices across the eurozone were 2 percent higher in the year thro... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:52:00 GMT 2017-03-02T11:52:00Z Rising inflation to increase grumbling about ECB stimulus FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Official figures are expected to show inflation in the 19-country eurozone rose again in February — a development that would further galvanize critics of the European Central Bank's stimulus efforts. The inflation number to be announced Thursday could reach 1.9 percent thanks to rising oil prices, according to a survey of analyst... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:02:00 GMT 2017-03-02T00:02:00Z European Central Bank head warns on Trump deregulation push FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank expressed concern about the Trump administration's moves to relax financial oversight, saying such deregulation helped pave the way for the global financial crisis. During a hearing in the European Parliament, ECB President Mario Draghi was asked about Trump's efforts to revisit parts of the ... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:53:00 GMT 2017-02-06T21:53:00Z German inflation up again; set to fuel criticism of stimulus FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's annual inflation rate in January has risen to 1.9 percent from 1.7 percent the month before, a jump that's likely to stoke local criticism of the European Central Bank's stimulus efforts. The figures, published Monday by the state statistics agency, will likely mean inflation for the wider 19-country eurozone will rise ... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:28:00 GMT 2017-01-30T13:28:00Z ECB keeps stimulus on high even as economy picks up FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank has warned there is still little sign of an enduring pick-up in shop prices and workers' wages in the eurozone — a symptom of economic weakness that means the bank will leave its stimulus programs running nearly full blast at least until year-end. The bank's 25-member governing council led by... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:57:00 GMT 2017-01-19T15:57:00Z The Latest: Yale-educated economist takes key European post FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A U.S.-educated economist has been named to a high-ranking position at the European Central Bank. The ECB said Thursday that Frank Smets, 53, was appointed to the post of director general for econom... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:50:00 GMT 2017-01-19T15:50:00Z Inflation up, economy better, but ECB to continue stimulus FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation has suddenly jumped in Europe. Growth is picking up. But don't expect the European Central Bank to start withdrawing its extensive stimulus programs just yet. This week, ECB President Mario Draghi is expected to lay out the reasons why the chief monetary authority for the 19-country eurozone intends to stick with its stimulus plan decided ... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:41:00 GMT 2017-01-17T09:41:00Z ECB extended stimulus as 'steady hand' in turbulent year FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials of the European Central Bank wanted to extend stimulus measures in December in part to protect the eurozone economy from what could be a turbulent political year at home and globally. The concerns were recorded in a written account published Thursday about the bank's Dec. 8 meeting. That's when it decided to extend ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:14:00 GMT 2017-01-12T13:14:00Z The Latest: ECB chief sees potential turmoil from elections FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's policy meeting (all times local): 3:20 p.m. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says the eurozone could face turbulence from elections next year and that it's the central bank's role "to keep a steady hand" supporting the economy. Draghi said... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:24:00 GMT 2016-12-08T14:24:00Z ECB seen expanding stimulus amid Trump, Italy uncertainties FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Faced with weak growth and inflation across the 19-country eurozone, the European Central Bank is expected to extend its stimulus program for at least another six months when it concludes its policy meeting Thursday. Last month's victory by Donald Trump in the U.S. election and the uncertainty generated by the recent Italian refe... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:12:00 GMT 2016-12-07T16:12:00Z Eurozone inflation running at highest since April 2014 LONDON (AP) — Food price increases helped push inflation across the 19-country eurozone to its highest rate in two and a half years, official figures showed Wednesday. However, the rise in the annual rate to 0.6 percent is unlikely to alter expectations that the European Central Bank will extend its stimulus program next week. The rise in the November rat... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:58:00 GMT 2016-11-30T10:58:00Z Draghi: ECB aims to keep current level of monetary stimulus FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi has indicated that the bank will look for ways to maintain the current supply of monetary stimulus at its next meeting, on Dec. 8. Draghi said Monday in the European Parliament that the bank's leadership "will assess the various options that would allow the governing council to preserve the very substantial de... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:20:00 GMT 2016-11-28T16:20:00Z