Mario Draghi

Politics of More Importance Than Economics for the Eurozone

Jeremy Cook | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Mario Draghi reminded everyone gathered in Frankfurt and listening in around the world that it is not the ECB's decision as to whether to go ahead with asset purchases. Firstly, Eurogroup leaders would have to vote on it.

Europe Takes Big Step To Keep Eurozone Alive As UK Stays Steady

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Politics

Eurozone interest rates have been slashed again as European policymakers have taken dramatic steps to keep the revitalize the moribund economy, while ...

It's Crunch Time at the ECB

Jeremy Cook | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK
Jeremy Cook

Much like sporting events can be histrionically promoted as 'crunch matches', 'the day of reckoning' or similar, recent meetings of the world's central banks have often been given a similar billing. However, it's safe to say that the impact of these economic planning meetings lasts longer than any bangs and scrapes picked up in a 90 minute kick about.

Is Osborne Taking This Guy's Credit For The UK's Recovery?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank, may have had "more to do" with the improving state of the UK's economy than George Osborne's poli...

ECB's Asset Quality Review Is a Work of Art - Minimalist Art

Nick Beecroft | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Nick Beecroft

Just another brick in the wall. In what is a potentially vital piece of the jigsaw in the project to keep the Euro afloat, the ECB had a mission: design a bank asset quality review that was just tough enough to gain credibility, but not too tough, for fear of scaring the horses and inducing queues of depositors to form outside banks when the results come out.

Carney and Draghi Make Their Mark

Nick Beecroft | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

In dramatic breaks with history, Mark Carney and Mario Draghi persuaded the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (BOE) and the European Central Bank Governing Council (ECB), respectively, to issue what amounted to forward guidance on the path of future monetary policy, without having to actually formally announce they had done so.

Draghi -Master of the Universe or Just Human Like the Rest of Us?

Nick Beecroft | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

In last week's blog I confidently asserted that today we would be treated to another masterful performance from M.Draghi at the ECB's post-meeting new...

The Changing Role of Europe's Central Bankers

Giles Gibson | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK
Giles Gibson

If we expect Europe's central bankers to find solutions to the increasingly desperate problems facing the eurozone, then they must be allowed to do so. Nagging fears that they are simply making it up as they go along must be pushed to the back of our minds.

A Hard Grind Ahead, Even With Help From Mr Draghi

John Bowler | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Politics
John Bowler

Countries which lost competitiveness during the first decade of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) will need to return to sustainable growth through improvements in competitiveness rather than cheap credit. This will take time but will be necessary for the long-term survival of EMU.

Pressure On Spain To Bow To Bailout

Daily Telegraph | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

Italy’s leader Mario Monti is to make a last-ditch effort tomorrow to persuade Spain to swallow its pride and accept a formal rescue, hoping to clea...

Super Mario LTROs 3: On Standby

Brian John Spencer | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Perhaps this cartoon is jumping the gun a little, or maybe it's a glimpse into the future; but in any case here's my cartoon showing Super Mario Draghi taking some drastic long term refinancing action!

Europe's Opportunity in Hollande

Martin Schulz | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Schulz

Rarely has an election resonated so widely across the European Union as the French presidential ballot has done. Rarely has a leadership change in one EU member state created expectations of a real policy shift.

European Markets Rise As Spain Reaps Benefits Of ECB Action

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

European stock markets surged today, and Spain saw its cost of borrowing fall, as investors shrugged off EU leaders' failure to agree on individual co...

European Central Bank President Raises Fears Of Euro Break Up

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), has outlined the dangers of the collapse of the eurozone, in an interview with the Fin...

ECB Chief Dampens Speculation On Bond Buying, Warns On Bank Fundraising

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK

Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) has indicated once again that the institution's bond buying programme is "neither etern...

The Euro is Falling Down a Gemeinschaft

Damian Collins | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

The big eurozone has worked well for Germany. It has given the country an artificially low value for its currency which has allowed its exports to prosper. The reverse is of course true for countries like Italy and Spain.