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European Central Bank


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  • proper n. the Central bank for the European Union, administering the monetary policy of the 17 EU Eurozone member states


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  • Like other Irish banks, Allied Irish relies on short-term European Central Bank funding to keep its doors open after companies and ordinary customers withdrew large amounts of deposits.

    Allied Irish Plans Job Cuts as Loss Grows

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 26 Reuters - Key euro-priced interbank lending rates struck an 18-month high on Wednesday on reduced demand from banks for short-term European Central Bank liquidity and on rising expectations for an earlier-than-forecast interest rate hike.

    MONEY MARKETS-Euribor rates spike, relief seen | Reuters

  • These weaknesses have become a major source of concern to ratings agencies and the European Central Bank, which is currently propping up Italy's bond market.

    S&P Cuts Ratings on Italian Banks

  • A downgrade to countries like France and Germany "nudges us further toward a greater role for the European Central Bank, which is negative for the euro," Mr. Serebriakov said.

    Euro Backtracks on Report

  • "There's an expectation that the Italian auction will go well on Monday next week, based on the liquidity coming from the LTRO," he said, referring to the European Central Bank's decision to allot nearly €500 billion in a three-year long-term refinancing operation, or LTRO, in December.

    Italian T-Bill Sale Boosts Hopes for Bond Auction

  • That position, in turn, is opposed by the European Central Bank, which is wary of the impact of such a debt restructuring on the European banking system, and France.

    European Debt Talks Turn Murkier

  • The Fed's policy stands in contrast to expectations for the European Central Bank, which is likely to signal Thursday that it will raise euro-zone interest rates.

    Gold Ends Lower Ahead of Bernanke Speech

  • Investors were also keeping a close anticipatory eye on the European Central Bank, which is expected at its meeting Thursday to signal rate increases in coming months.

    Growth Worries Drag on Asia Shares

  • Olli Rehn, the EU's economics commissioner, said the €30 billion pot would be divided up on the basis of each country's share in the European Central Bank, which is determined by economic size and population.

    Greek Yields Tumble on Aid Details

  • Many economists believe the central bank is likely to raise interest rates before the European Central Bank, which is hampered by fiscal stress in some member countries.

    Intervention Suspected as Franc Falls


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