Here’s what to expect from the ECB decision

2019-12-12

Getty Images The Mario Draghi era is over. Thursday will feature the first European Central Bank decision with Christine Lagarde as president. No fireworks are expected as Christine Lagarde on Thursday runs her first European Central Bank meeting since taking over as president from Mario Draghi. But even without interest-rateRead More →

Asian markets little changed ahead of ECB meeting

2019-10-23

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday following gains on Wall Street and ahead of the European Central Bank’s meeting. U.S. stocks inched higher Wednesday despite largely disappointing earnings reports, with some experts saying confidence in the Federal Reserve — and in a potential interest-rate cut next week —Read More →

The ECB decision is coming — here’s what to expect

2019-09-11

AFP/Getty Images European Central Bank President Mario Draghi If there’s one thing that observers agree on with respect to Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting, it’s that policy makers will announce a series of loosening measures that won’t really make much of a difference to the struggling European economy. The ECBRead More →

Asian markets gain ahead of ECB meeting

2019-09-10

Asian markets mostly gained in early trading Wednesday, ahead of expected further monetary easing by the European Central Bank. The ECB is expected to take rates even deeper into negative territory at its Thursday meeting. Policy makers have indicated the ECB could introduce a tiered system of deposits, which wouldRead More →

3 things to watch for when ECB meets Thursday

2019-06-06

AFP/Getty Images Mario Draghi Over to you, Mario Draghi. After hints of a potential rate cut by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and indications that easier policy may be in the offing by Australia’s top monetary policy maker earlier this week, the European Central Bank president is also widely expectedRead More →