Tag: European Central Bank


European Central Bank highlights continued sector-wide risk in latest Financial Stability Review

November 27, 2023

Via: FinTech Futures

The review reveals how “downside surprises” inspired by the current macro-financial environment are weighing heavily on residential and commercial real estate markets in the euro area. This is primarily in the form of rising debt service costs. For residential real […]


ECB’s digital euro project to enter preparation phase from next month

October 20, 2023

Via: FinTech Futures

The phase will involve the identification and selection of providers for the digital euro’s supporting platform and underlying infrastructure, as well as the finalisation of the regulations and rulebook behind the technology. The ECB is expected to begin this endeavour […]

Capital and Risk, Regulations, Trading

How Central Banks Impact the Forex Market

November 9, 2022

Via: DailyFX

Central banks are mainly responsible for maintaining inflation in the interest of sustainable economic growth while contributing to the overall stability of the financial system. When central banks deem it necessary they will intervene in financial markets in line with […]

Capital and Risk, Insurance

ECB Climate Stress Test Highlights $71 Billion Risk for Euro Zone Banks

July 8, 2022

Via: Insurance Journal

A sudden jump in carbon prices coupled with floods and droughts this year would lead to losses of at least 70 billion euros ($71.1 billion) for the euro zone’s largest banks, the European Central Bank said on Friday. The ECB […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity, Regulations

European Central Bank set to increase its stimulus as Covid lockdowns blight the economic recovery

December 9, 2020


The European Central Bank is set to expand its massive stimulus program Thursday as the continent deals with a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns. Back in October, the euro zone’s central bank vowed to “recalibrate its […]


European Central Bank taps SIA and Colt to connect market infrastructure

November 23, 2020

Via: FinTech Futures

SIA and Colt will help the ECB connect through a single access interface, the Eurosystem Single Market Infrastructure Gateway (ESMIG). ESMIG is a component in the implementation of the Target and Target2 securities and instant payments consolidation projects. The ECB […]

Activity, Trading

Dow bounces higher early Thursday as tech attempts to rebound for a second session

September 10, 2020

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock benchmarks early Thursday were trading firmly higher, but off their best levels, as investors found reasons to buy assets after a round of economic reports and a policy update from the European Central Bank. Technology shares turned higher […]

Capital and Risk, Operational, Regulations

ECB to focus attention on bank outsourcing, legacy tech and IT board representation

July 24, 2020

Via: Finextra

An analysis of self-assessment reports provided by banks to supervisory authorites found that for some IT risk areas banks remain “too optimistic”, particularly in the filed of data quality management and IT risk management. The probe found that data integrity […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold price pulls back as ECB takes a breather

July 16, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures headed lower on Thursday as commodity investors assessed the landscape for the global economy and markets amid rising U.S. coronavirus cases, while the European Central Bank, as expected, kept both its key rate and asset-buying program unchanged. Bullion […]


Financial regulators address the economic & operational effects of COVID-19

March 5, 2020

Via: Banking Technology

The Bank of Japan (BoJ), European Central Bank (ECB), UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Federal Reserve have all announced a range of measures that target the economic and operational risks the virus poses. “The coronavirus outbreak is […]

Activity, Trading

European stocks extend rally on thawing U.S.-China signs

February 6, 2020

Via: Market Watch

European stocks extended a rally on Thursday, getting a further boost as a sign of warming U.S.-China trade relations stoked optimism, even as a virus continues to curb the world’s number-two economy. After the largest three-day percentage gain since early […]

Activity, Trading

European stocks down as ECB holds on policy and coronavirus concerns ramp up

January 23, 2020

Via: Market Watch

European stocks fell on Thursday as the European Central Bank left key monetary policy unchanged as expected, with investors backing away from perceived riskier assets such as equities amid a growing coronavirus crisis out of China. Worries about international trade […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

U.S. and European bond yields fall sharply ECB restarts bond-buying operation

September 12, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. Treasury yields and European government bond yields fell sharply on Thursday after the European Central Bank lowered its key deposit rate and exceeded investors expectations with the resumption of its bond-buying program. What are Treasurys doing? The 10-year Treasury […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold logs sharpest drop in about 3 weeks

July 25, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures settled sharply lower Thursday, reversing a morning climb, after the European Central Bank’s decision to signal its plan to ease monetary policy disappointed investors by not including immediate action or details of its likly efforts. The ECB said […]

Activity, Trading

European markets keep climbing after dovish Fed

June 20, 2019

Via: Market Watch

European markets continued to rally after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated it was considering future rate cuts at its policy meeting Wednesday. How did markets perform? The Stoxx 600 SXXP, +0.68% was 0.7% higher at 387.6, following Wednesday’s rally of […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Still scope for US interest rate cut, says IMF’s chief economist

June 19, 2019


There is still room for the U.S. Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) chief economist suggested ahead of the latest decision on rates from the central bank on Wednesday. The Fed is widely expected to […]

Activity, Trading

Stocks are down after Trump threatens tariffs on EU helicopters, ski-suits, cheeses and wines

April 9, 2019

Via: Daily Finance

American and European investors took cover after the Trump administration threatened to impose tariffs on $11 billion in imports from the European Union, worsening an already tense backdrop for global trade. The White House justified its decision to target products […]

Activity, Trading

European stocks rise as ECB mulls tiered rates; Deutsche Bank drops on equity-sale talk

March 28, 2019

Via: Market Watch

A European Central Bank official acknowledged that policy makers were considering tiered rates on deposits, a measure that would bring relief to the banking sector, sending European markets higher on Thursday. But banks were sitting out the gains, led by […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

When the U.S. falls into a recession, a credit bubble will explode

March 20, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The European Central Bank this month said it would keep record-low interest rates for longer. The news comes shortly after the U.S. Federal Reserve gave in to the stock market and held off on further interest-rate increases. While investors celebrate […]

Activity, Trading

Europe stocks slip as investors wait to hear from ECB’s Draghi, global growth fears fester

March 7, 2019

Via: Market Watch

European markets fell Thursday as the European Central Bank said it expected to leave interest rates unchanged at least through the end of this year and laid out a new round of long-term loans. Investors are now waiting to hear […]