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# European Central Bank

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8 things to know about Ireland's latest EU-IMF documents
The Department of Finance has published the latest updates to Ireland’s memorandum of understanding this evening.
Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe
Ahead of crunch talks between major country leaders and 6 September ECB meeting, Société Générale economist has some predictions: including possibly unlimited ECB bond-buying.
Is the ECB about to uncork a game-changer?
A Euro-skeptic columnist at the Daily Telegraph insists that Der Spiegel is correct in saying the ECB wants to cap borrowing costs for Spain and Italy.
Greek exit from eurozone would be 'manageable' says top ECB official
The comments from Joerg Asmussen come at the beginning of another crucial week for the single currency and troubled Greece.
Honohan says ECB bond buying move is good for Ireland
Honohan welcomed a yesterday’s comments by ECB President Mario Draghi – saying that it marked an important step for Ireland and the rest of the Eurozone.
Draghi: ‘The euro is irreversible – but it’s up to politicians to act’
The ECB president says his bank wants to save the euro, but it can’t exceed the boundaries of what it’s allowed to do.
Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?
ECB set for crucial meeting today over eurozone debt crisis.
Whatever it takes: Stocks rise as leaders make eurozone pledge
There is speculation that the eurozone bailout fund and the ECB could buy-up Spanish bonds in a bid to alleviate fears about the single currency.
Auditors to stay in Greece until new reforms are ready
Auditors from the EU, IMF and the European Central Bank are to stay in Greece until a credible reform programme is formed.
Mario Draghi: The ECB will do "whatever it takes" to save the euro
Stock markets around the world rocketed after the usually reserved ECB president insisted the euro would not be abandoned.
Noonan meets ECB head Draghi: Will he allow us burn the bondholders?
The Minister for Finance will travel to Frankfurt today, amid reports the ECB may let Spain impose losses on senior bondholders.
IMF predicts slower economic growth for world
Europe’s financial crisis and a potential budget crisis in the United States could slow world growth even further, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest forecast.
Passing ECB cut on to customers a 'commercial decision for each bank' - Dept of Finance
Tracker mortgage customers will see their rate adjusted as per the ECB change – but what about other mortgage holders?
ECB cuts interest rate to record low
Key eurozone interest rate cut by 0.25 per cent.
Falling German inflation could mean ECB cut for mortgage holders
New data shows German inflation at its lowest for 18 months – meaning less pressure on the ECB to keep rates up.
Brussels says report on Troika loan proposal is "simply not true"
The European Commission flatly denies an RTÉ report saying the Troika are considering extending the schedule for repayments.
Spanish bailout: what we know so far
An essential round-up of the details to date of the Spanish bailout, from interest rates to lending conditions.
ECB leaves interest rate unchanged at 1pc
In full: The Troika's statement after the latest bailout review
The full text of a statement circulated by the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Howlin and Noonan on the Troika’s sixth review of the bailout
The Troika has completed the sixth review of Ireland’s bailout programme and the Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform briefed the press earlier today.
In full: Ireland 'successfully concludes' latest EU-IMF review
The full text of a statement issued this lunchtime by Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin after the sixth Troika inspection.
Troika to deliver verdict on bailout as programme reaches halfway point
Officials from the EC, IMF and ECB are expected to give Ireland the thumbs up on its bailout.
ECB president: 'No plans to make a deal on promissory notes'
Mario Draghi tells Gay Mitchell there’s no deal – and is warned that the EU is only “slightly more popular than the measles”.
ECB may re-enter bond markets after Italian auction flops
Investors declined the opportunity to buy short-term Italian bills this morning, seeing interest rates double from last month.
ECB president: 'Utmost importance' that Ireland continues promissory note repayments
Mario Draghi expects Ireland to keep up its annual repayments of the promissory note, dodging questions about a larger deal.
German central bank 'to stop taking Irish bonds as collateral'
A German newspaper report says the Bundesbank won’t take Irish, Greek or Portuguese bonds from banks any more.
Explainer: What's reportedly being discussed in talks on Ireland's bank debt?
RTÉ says Ireland’s banks could be given bonds by the EFSF, which could then be used to go to the ECB and get funds.
Confirmed: Noonan announces deal on promissory notes
The government had been in negotiations for some time with the European Central Bank over the €3.1 billion note which was due to be paid by this Saturday.
Central Bank governor before Oireachtas Finance Committee today
Patrick Honohan is due to answer questions over the Anglo Irish promissory note repayment and the emergency liquidity provided to banks during the crisis.
ECB set to discuss Irish deal on promissory note
Bloomberg reports Patrick Honohan will formally ask the ECB’s permission today to restructure Ireland’s promissory notes deal.
Noonan outlines possible changes to promissory note deal
The Finance Minister has told the Dáil that the €3.1 billion repayment due next week could be converted to a long-term bond instead.
Troika deal could move tracker mortgages to IBRC - Noonan
The minister for finance tells RTÉ that loss-making mortgages could be taken off the books of AIB and Permanent TSB,
At least someone’s making money: ECB profits quadrupled last year
A ballooning balance sheet and bigger roles in the bond markets meant the ECB turned profits of €728m, up from €171m.
LIVE: ECB president Mario Draghi’s press conference in Frankfurt
Mario Draghi will give a press conference at 1:30pm following a meeting where Anglo’s promissory notes were up for discussion.
ECB leaves main interest rate unchanged at 1 per cent
As expected, the monthly meeting of the ECB’s governing council decides not to tinker with the main interest rates.
Honohan set to make case to ECB for deal on Anglo promissory notes
The ECB’s monthly meeting of central bank governors will give Patrick Honohan a chance to explain the need to strike a deal.
Deja vu: ECB gives banks new money - and banks save it in the ECB
Overnight deposits in the ECB surged to their highest ever, just a day after it issued €529 billion to boost credit markets.
ECB pumps €529bn of new cash into European banking system
The second round of unusually lengthy lending sees the ECB lend €529bn to banks, hoping the cash will be passed onward.
S&P downgrades Greece into 'selective default' territory
The ratings agency demonstrates it can read, by officially acknowledging that Greece’s bond-swap is a ‘selective default’.