How many people realise that the central banks' great programme for reviving the global economy involves hand-picking which companies and sectors to help out?
Why is this man smiling?
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An economist unravels the seeming contradiction between stocks flirting with all-time highs and growing fears of a recession.
City Skyline and Main River in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Economic polarisation across Europe is becoming an important phenomenon, in part driven by monetary policies that can increase office prices and can even affect the fundamentals that drive the markets.
Sergio Mattarella (right) and his prime minister designate, Carlo Cottarelli.
If you thought the risk of Grexit was bad, you've got a shock coming in the shape of Italy.
European Council President Donald Tusk and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras address the press.
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Europe is experiencing a wave of optimism that its seven-year Greek drama may be finally coming to a close. Only one way to do that: Share Greece's pain.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen heads one of the most powerful financial institutions in the world.
Randal Quarles, the president's first nominee to the Federal Reserve's board of governors, has argued the bank should use rules to make decisions. But could such a shift prove disastrous in a crisis?
The coming storm.
Problems at Monte dei Paschi and UniCredit are bad enough without bail-in rules to contend with.
Mario Draghi, ECB president.
Quantitative easing cannot single-handedly save Europe.
A whirlwind of speculation about Deutsche Bank’s health has surrounded its headquarters in Munich.
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Is the financial system headed for another 'Lehman moment'? Perhaps, but a bailout isn't the solution. More capital is, something Trump should remember as he rewrites U.S. bank rules.
Pleading with the EU: Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi.
The Italian banking system is on the verge of a crisis. Direct state intervention is needed to solve the problem.
The fears about the City don't look overcooked – here's why.
The ECB has introduced a slate of bold measures to counter low growth and the threat of deflation.
ECB’s Mario Draghi on lower rates: “The answer is no.”
This week: a range of confidence measures, from not great to interesting for Australia; ECB confirms negative rates and further stimulus.
This is what could cause the collapse of the EU – and what could save it.
Charting a different course.
With economies in Europe and America forging very different recoveries, their central banks are having to navigate by different stars.
Two faced? More tragedy than comedy in this Greek drama.
The draconian deal imposed by the Eurogroup is worse than a reparations settlement imposed on a defeated enemy.
Many are ready to call it quits with the euro, but down that road lies nothing good.
An analysis conducted in 2007 showed how severe the consequences would be if a country left the euro. How have eurozone officials let it get this far?
People queue to withdraw cash from Greek banks.
With the ECB freezing the level of emergency liquidity assistance it is providing to Greek banks, the nightmare scenario for Greece is already beginning to unfold.
How QE came about. ECB minutes released.
The first ever minutes from the rate setting meeting at the ECB should remind member governments of the Eurozone's disarray.
Keeping them waiting. Mario Draghi.
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Mario Draghi did get round to announcing a much-anticipated new round of quantitative easing (QE) in the end, but never have nine minutes felt so long. The world tuned into the European Central Bank press…