THE GOVERNING COUNCIL of the European Central Bank has left the bank’s main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent. There had been some speculation in recent days that the ongoing uncertainty about the future of the eurozone could have prompted a cut to the rate. ECB president Mario Draghi will give a press conference later at which he may discuss the possibility of a new bond-buying programme.
# mario-draghi - Friday 29 August, 2014
Weak inflation data from the EU could force the Italian’s hand.
# mario-draghi - Thursday 14 August, 2014
Germany and France both posted negative results, with pressure now on Mario Draghi to act.
# mario-draghi - Friday 6 June, 2014
Yesterday the ECB sought to match words with actions, but will it have an impact for Irish SMEs?
# mario-draghi - Thursday 5 June, 2014
SME and non-financial corporate lending is the main target of today’s package of measures, with the ECB also cutting inflation expectations.
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.
# mario-draghi - Tuesday 3 June, 2014
Disappointing inflation figures mean we’re likely to see some action this month, but will it make a difference?
# mario-draghi - Sunday 20 April, 2014
With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?
# mario-draghi - Sunday 9 March, 2014
Kelly said there is going to be a lot of SMEs cleared out ‘in one go’ following ECB stress tests.
# mario-draghi - Thursday 19 December, 2013
The new €10 banknote will be unveiled on 13 January 2014.
# mario-draghi - Monday 16 December, 2013
He said swift and decisive action is needed to address some of the issues in the Irish banking system.
# mario-draghi - Thursday 5 December, 2013
Good news for those on tracker mortgages today as records remain at a record low.
# mario-draghi - Thursday 7 November, 2013
ECB president Mario Draghi has cut the rate for the fifth time in two years.
# mario-draghi - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
Bank of Ireland, AIB, Merrill Lynch International Bank, Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB have all been named on a list of 128 banks to take part in the process.
Michael Noonan meets Mario Draghi for discussions on how Ireland will exit its international bailout programme on 15 December.
# mario-draghi - Monday 23 September, 2013
Mario Draghi says that the Eurozone is recovering, slowly, but had good news for holders of tracker mortgages.
# mario-draghi - Thursday 4 July, 2013
Mario Draghi says ‘market volatility’ is the reason for commitment as Bank of England makes similar assurance.
# mario-draghi - Thursday 6 June, 2013
Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy should stabilise over the rest of the year, but low rates are still needed for now.
# mario-draghi - Thursday 2 May, 2013
Falling inflation around the eurozone – particularly in Germany – means big decisions from Draghi and co.
# mario-draghi - Friday 12 April, 2013
All 27 EU finance ministers have now given a green light to extending the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans by seven years.
# mario-draghi - Thursday 4 April, 2013
The head of the European Central Bank was speaking as the eurozone’s central bank left interest rates unchanged at 0.75 per cent today.
# mario-draghi - Thursday 7 March, 2013
# mario-draghi - Monday 18 February, 2013
Mario Draghi tells MEPs that the European Central Bank only checks ‘monetary financing’ operations once a year
# mario-draghi - Thursday 7 February, 2013
The two Ministers will be holding a press conference from 4pm about the promissory note agreement. Let’s see what they have to say.
The European Central Bank President said that no decision has been taken on the IBRC promissory note.
# mario-draghi - Monday 4 February, 2013
The Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson has called on Michael Noonan to hold face-to-face negotiations with the European Central Bank president after he wrote to him last month.
# mario-draghi - Thursday 10 January, 2013
The new €5 banknote is the first in the new ‘Europa series’, featuring the image of the figure from Greek mythology.
# mario-draghi - Saturday 1 December, 2012
The Eurozone house of cards has a solid roof – but the foundations are very rocky.
# mario-draghi - Thursday 8 November, 2012
The €5 note will be the first to get a facelift, with Europa’s face in the watermark and hologram.
# mario-draghi - Sunday 28 October, 2012
Mario Draghi has told Der Spiegel he ‘completely supported’ giving the European Commission power to veto budgets.
# mario-draghi - Tuesday 9 October, 2012
They won’t move the markets with their words, it seems.
# mario-draghi - Thursday 4 October, 2012
The benchmark interest rate has been left untouched by the European Central Bank.
# mario-draghi - Friday 14 September, 2012
A Dutch newspaper quotes an insider as saying informal talks for a full-blown sovereign bailout are underway.
# mario-draghi - Friday 7 September, 2012
But that’s not what her Central Bank thinks…
# mario-draghi - Thursday 6 September, 2012
The European Central Bank’s new bond-purchasing programme will see the bank lend to countries coming out of bailout programmes.
# mario-draghi - Sunday 2 September, 2012
This week we’ll hear from Mario Draghi and Barack Obama, as well as finding out more about job creation and manufacturing.
# mario-draghi - Wednesday 29 August, 2012
Mario Draghi said it should be agreed that it is not sustainable for countries to pursue national policies that can cause economic harm to others.
# mario-draghi - Tuesday 21 August, 2012
*But it’s probably not what you think.