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# ecb - Friday 21 November, 2014

The ECB is going to let you in on why they’re slashing interest rates

Those on tracker loans will hear the decision-making process of the ECB’s record-low interest rates.

# ecb - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Ireland can offload a big chunk of its bailout debts early, thanks to Sweden

The government could have another €400m in the coffers each year now it has struck a deal.

# ecb - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won’t be fronting the banking inquiry

The central bank has been accused of treating Ireland with disdain.

# ecb - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Permanent TSB should turn a profit sooner – but don’t expect cheaper mortgages

The bank’s boss said its lending costs were still higher than those of bigger competitors.

# ecb - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Taxpayers may never have to bail out ‘too-big-to-fail’ banks again*

*If new laws proposed by the global banking watchdog are brought in… and if they actually work.

# ecb - Friday 7 November, 2014

Permanent TSB submit plan to the ECB a week early

The bank failed the latest ECB stress test after an €855 million shortfall was identified.

# ecb - Thursday 6 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Take a bailout or we’ll cut emergency funding’ – ECB to Ireland in 2010 Third Secret Of Fatima

‘Take a bailout or we’ll cut emergency funding’ – ECB to Ireland in 2010

The infamous letter from Jean-Claude Trichet has finally been released.

From TheJournal.ie These are the letters sent between Brian Lenihan and the ECB before the bailout Letters Of Note

These are the letters sent between Brian Lenihan and the ECB before the bailout

The ECB has finally decided to release the infamous letters.

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: The infamous Lenihan-Trichet letter has finally been published Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: The infamous Lenihan-Trichet letter has finally been published

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# ecb - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

‘The IMF did not sufficiently tailor its advice to countries during the crisis’

An IMF internal review finds that some European authorities thought it was “inappropriate” for the IMF to be seated at the negotiating table.

# ecb - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s when we’ll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released Third Secret Of Fatima

Here’s when we’ll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released

The ECB’s governing council will consider releasing the letter at its meeting next week

# ecb - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Report card in… Permanent TSB has an €855m shortfall

The group confirmed that it has already “provided for” over 80% of the shortfall .

Permanent TSB, along with 25 other eurozone banks expected to fail stress test

The results are expected to be out shortly after 11am today.

# ecb - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Why one Irish bank will probably fail European stress tests, but you shouldn’t worry (much)

Results will come out on Sunday. Don’t they know it’s a long weekend?

# ecb - Thursday 2 October, 2014

The ECB will start its shopping spree within weeks to get the eurozone going

Interest rates remain at record lows as euro bankers plan a two-year spending binge.

# ecb - Friday 26 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Taxpayers look like the losers (yet again) in the latest bank bailout developments Still Hurting

Taxpayers look like the losers (yet again) in the latest bank bailout developments

Central Bank “under pressure” to fast-track sale of Anglo Irish Bank-related debts.

# ecb - Friday 12 September, 2014

Ireland’s industrial output motoring ahead: Eurostat

Big jump in local production as European industry finally starts getting into gear.

# ecb - Saturday 6 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Raonaid Murray, Lego, and Brian Cody: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Raonaid Murray, Lego, and Brian Cody: The week in numbers

Plus: How much will the new Garda Commissioner be paid?

# ecb - Friday 5 September, 2014

Euro goes down, exporters cheer (some of them)

It’s not such good news if your business does most of its trade in Europe.

# ecb - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

The ECB’s “extreme” anti-deflation measures could now be worth €1 trillion

A raft of measures announced today are “the last throw of the dice”, experts said.

# ecb - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Eurozone stagnates as Ireland steams ahead

France and Italy go backwards, but Ireland a “bright spot” on jobs.

Spot the difference? Here’s what the new €10 note looks like

The ECB have gone all out with their holograms and security features.

# ecb - Friday 29 August, 2014

Pressure is mounting on Mario Draghi to turn on the cash taps

Weak inflation data from the EU could force the Italian’s hand.

# ecb - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This morning, major European economies hit the slow lane. Here’s what it means. Sluggish

This morning, major European economies hit the slow lane. Here’s what it means.

Germany and France both posted negative results, with pressure now on Mario Draghi to act.

# ecb - Sunday 10 August, 2014

“Second class Euro membership”: Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote

Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.

# ecb - Friday 6 June, 2014

Will the ECB’s new €400 billion lending plan filter down to Irish SMEs?

Yesterday the ECB sought to match words with actions, but will it have an impact for Irish SMEs?

# ecb - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Is this the big bazooka? – €400 billion funding package announced by Draghi

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

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.

# ecb - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

ECB action could be ‘too little, too late’ as eurozone inflation slows to 0.5 per cent

Disappointing inflation figures mean we’re likely to see some action this month, but will it make a difference?

# ecb - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s like the Third Secret of Fatima’ – Noonan says ECB letter could be released for inquiry Smoking Gun?

# ecb - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Mario has a bonus for tracker mortgage holders next month

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

# ecb - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone?

A former advisor to Jose Manuel Barroso says the only way to save Europe is to change direction.

Trichet: I won’t appear before banking inquiry – it’s not my responsibility

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.

# ecb - Thursday 1 May, 2014

European Bank Holiday leaves employees without wages despite early warnings

No interbank transaction can take place across the EU today.

# ecb - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

We should be worried about low inflation, says NTMA chief

Moody’s ratings agency “delayed on the way down and on the way up” on Irish debt.

# ecb - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

The ECB is back in town. Here’s why.

Frankfurt set for bigger role in regulating and punishing Irish banks.

# ecb - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# ecb - Monday 24 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD ECB

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

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

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