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ECB Cuts Rates

On Thursday, June 6, the European Central Bank decided to cut interest rates for the first time in five years.

Finance & Economics

ECB’s Inflation Challenge Resembles Similar US Problem

In the eurozone, the inflationary process has still not returned to the territory of acceptable and favorable indicators, which is why there is currently an increase in fears that the European Central Bank, as part of its movement towards easing monetary policy by cutting interest rates, may face the same problems and obstacles that have […]

Finance & Economics

ECB Reportedly to Impose Fines on Banks for Climate Failures

The media reports that the European Central Bank intends to take an unprecedented and largely sensational decision in the form of fines against several financial institutions that have been demonstrating their inability to combat the effects of climate change for a long period.

Fintech & Ecommerce

ECB Says About Need of New Rules for AI’s Use in Finance

The process of introducing and using artificial intelligence in the functional environment of financial services is currently at an early stage in terms of prevalence and does not belong to the category of generally accepted or widespread practice, but needs monitoring and possibly regulation to prevent potential harm to consumers and ensure conditions for proper […]

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ECB Holds Interest Rates to First Cut in June

During the meeting on Thursday, April 11, the European Central Bank decided to keep interest rates at the same level.

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ECB Prepares to Start Cutting Interest Rates Before Fed Does

The European Central Bank is demonstrating a kind of determination as part of its aspirations to begin implementing a policy of cutting interest rates before similar decisions are made by the Federal Reserve System.

Finance & Economics

Euro-Area Inflation Slows to 2.4%

On Wednesday, April 3, flash official data were released, according to which in March in 20 countries belonging to the eurozone, inflation fell to 2.4%.

Finance & Economics

ECB Keeps Borrowing Costs Steady

The European Central Bank kept the cost of borrowing at the current level during its fourth meeting, but at the same time, new economic forecasts could become a kind of base of argument to justify the expediency of the financial regulator’s decision to start lowering interest rates in 2024.

Finance & Economics

ECB Vice President Warns About Difficulties in European Economy

Luis de Guindos, Vice President of the European Central Bank, stated that the eurozone’s economic system may have experienced a downswing at the end of last year, and noted that difficulties in this area are likely to continue in 2024.

Finance & Economics

ECB to Test Banks’ Ability to Recover From Cyberattack

The European Central Bank (ECB) will conduct a stress test of 109 financial institutions under its direct supervision on the ability to restore the functioning process after cyber attacks.

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Mario Centeno Says About Significance of European Job Market for EU Economy

Mario Centeno, a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB), told colleagues that it was highly likely that the consequences of excessive tightening for the European labor market could be rapid during the recovery of the economic system of the region.

Finance & Economics

Christine Lagarde Says About Possibility of Pandemic Bond Reinvestments Soon

The President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, said that officials of this financial institution may soon review their portfolio of so-called pandemic bonds worth €1.7 trillion ($1.9 trillion) and change their position on how long they will replace securities with maturity.

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Eurozone Inflation Sinks to Two-Year Low

In the Eurozone, the inflation rate has fallen to the lowest level in more than two years.

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European Central Bank to Launch Preparation Phase for Its CBDC in November

The European Central Bank (ECB) is currently as close as possible to launching a digital euro.

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Spain’s Deputy Central Bank Governor Suggests Tools to Mitigate Digital Euro’s Unintended Consequences

Deputy head of the Central Bank of Spain Margarita Delgado said that before making a final decision on the launch of the digital euro, the European Central Bank should analyze the potential impact of the virtual currency on the banking system of the eurozone.

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Raiffeisen Attempts Last-Ditch Russian Spin-Off

The increasing pressure to cut all ties with Moscow has finally boosted the efforts of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) to transfer its Russian arm to shareholders