ECB Updates

In-depth analysis and opinions based on the latest European Central Bank news.

ECB signals a lot done, a lot more to do

16 July 2020

After major measures in June, no new ECB initiatives in July continue reading

ECB eases a little more than expected and may need to do more?

04 June 2020

ECB increases size and duration of Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme continue reading

ECB takes another small step as Euro area economy suffers sharp decline

30 April 2020

ECB emphasises scale of economic shock to Euro area now underway continue reading

ECB actions fall short in design and delivery

12 March 2020

ECB announces easier and cheaper access to long term financing for banks continue reading

ECB emphasises no near term policy change but hints at radical review

23 January 2020

Lagarde more positive on growth and inflation but still very cautious continue reading

Christine Lagarde suggests ECB set for significant period on policy sidelines

12 December 2019

No market moving comments from Christine Lagarde at first policy press conference continue reading

ECB now stuck between a rock and a soft place

24 October 2019

Draghi departure marked by atypical market calm continue reading

ECB postpones rate hikes further and promises additional easing if needed

06 June 2019

ECB sees increased risks warranting a further delay to tightening continue reading

Draghi steps up dovish message

10 April 2019

No major change in economic assessment but readiness to act emphasised continue reading

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