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# ecb - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This morning, major European economies hit the slow lane. Here’s what it means. Sluggish

This morning, major European economies hit the slow lane. Here’s what it means.

Germany and France both posted negative results, with pressure now on Mario Draghi to act.

# ecb - Sunday 10 August, 2014

From Business ETC “Second class Euro membership”: Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote Voting Rights

“Second class Euro membership”: Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote

Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.

# ecb - Friday 6 June, 2014

From Business ETC Will the ECB’s new €400 billion lending plan filter down to Irish SMEs? Trickle Down

Will the ECB’s new €400 billion lending plan filter down to Irish SMEs?

Yesterday the ECB sought to match words with actions, but will it have an impact for Irish SMEs?

# ecb - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From Business ETC Is this the big bazooka? – €400 billion funding package announced by Draghi Kablamo

Is this the big bazooka? – €400 billion funding package announced by Draghi

SME and non-financial corporate lending is the main target of today’s package of measures, with the ECB also cutting inflation expectations.

From Business ETC ECB announces negative rate in bid to fight deflation Uncharted Territory

ECB announces negative rate in bid to fight deflation

The rate at which the European Central Bank pays commercial banks for depositing their unused cash has been reduced from zero per cent to minus 0.10 per cent.

# ecb - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC ECB action could be ‘too little, too late’ as eurozone inflation slows to 0.5 per cent Inflation Stations

ECB action could be ‘too little, too late’ as eurozone inflation slows to 0.5 per cent

Disappointing inflation figures mean we’re likely to see some action this month, but will it make a difference?

# ecb - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s like the Third Secret of Fatima’ – Noonan says ECB letter could be released for inquiry Smoking Gun?

# ecb - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From Business ETC Mario has a bonus for tracker mortgage holders next month Super Mario

Mario has a bonus for tracker mortgage holders next month

Frankfurt looks set to deliver a long-awaited interest rate cut next month.

# ecb - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From Business ETC Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone? Back To The Drawing Board

Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone?

A former advisor to Jose Manuel Barroso says the only way to save Europe is to change direction.

From Business ETC Trichet: I won’t appear before banking inquiry – it’s not my responsibility Not My Problem

Trichet: I won’t appear before banking inquiry – it’s not my responsibility

The former head of the ECB also said the Irish government made a decision on the bank guarantee without any consultation with the bank or other countries.

# ecb - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From Business ETC European Bank Holiday leaves employees without wages despite early warnings Transactions

European Bank Holiday leaves employees without wages despite early warnings

No interbank transaction can take place across the EU today.

# ecb - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From Business ETC We should be worried about low inflation, says NTMA chief Inflation Stations

We should be worried about low inflation, says NTMA chief

Moody’s ratings agency “delayed on the way down and on the way up” on Irish debt.

# ecb - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From Business ETC The ECB is back in town. Here’s why. Explainer

The ECB is back in town. Here’s why.

Frankfurt set for bigger role in regulating and punishing Irish banks.

# ecb - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# ecb - Monday 24 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD ECB

Here’s the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD

Responding to queries from the finance spokesperson, Draghi said that ‘the viability of nationalised banks’ needs to be addressed.

# ecb - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme IMF

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme

Meanwhile, IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied any wrongdoing as she was questioned for the third time by French prosecutors in a corruption case.

# ecb - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public Bailout

2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a motion calling for the publishing of the letter.

# ecb - Friday 7 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman unhappy ECB won’t give Brian Lenihan letter to journalist Transparency

Ombudsman unhappy ECB won’t give Brian Lenihan letter to journalist

Emily O’Reilly said that the ECB has “wasted an opportunity” to use transparency.

# ecb - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From Business ETC No interest rate break for tracker holders Tracker Bar

No interest rate break for tracker holders

ECB president Mario Draghi holds interest rates firm.

# ecb - Monday 30 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie No more austerity, not even for the sake of the euro Attitudes

No more austerity, not even for the sake of the euro

A new Red C poll of Irish adults finds that just 27 per cent of Irish people would support cuts to save the euro.

# ecb - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief Burning Bondholders

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief

Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.

From TheJournal.ie Bank note computer game winners to receive Mario Draghi signed €5 note Competition

Bank note computer game winners to receive Mario Draghi signed €5 note

The new €10 banknote will be unveiled on 13 January 2014.

# ecb - Monday 16 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Irish banks still a source of ‘some concern’ says Mario Draghi Banking

Irish banks still a source of ‘some concern’ says Mario Draghi

He said swift and decisive action is needed to address some of the issues in the Irish banking system.

# ecb - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From Business ETC Steady as she goes: ECB holds interest rate at record low of 0.25 per cent Super Mario

Steady as she goes: ECB holds interest rate at record low of 0.25 per cent

Good news for those on tracker mortgages today as records remain at a record low.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The governments controlling the euro are no friends of Ireland Opinion

Column: The governments controlling the euro are no friends of Ireland

Isn’t it reasonable to ask why we are destroying ourselves to save a system that has failed us – and offers only further suffering into the future? The Ballyhea campaign group is highlighting Ireland’s debt injustice, writes Rory Hearne.

# ecb - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Motion to ‘burn the bondholders’ defeated in Dáil vote Bondholders

Motion to ‘burn the bondholders’ defeated in Dáil vote

The motion was defeated by 77 votes to 40 in the Dáil this evening with Sinn Fein and Independents supporting it and Fine Gael and Labour in opposition.

# ecb - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow Bondholders

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

# ecb - Friday 15 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons Bailout Exit

Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons

The Tánaiste was speaking in London earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie “Keeping a close watch”: Troika will conduct six-monthly monitoring visits to Ireland The Exit

“Keeping a close watch”: Troika will conduct six-monthly monitoring visits to Ireland

The president of the Eurogroup said there would be be ongoing twice-yearly checks, but stressed there would be “no measures, just surveillance”.

# ecb - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme” – Noonan Bailout Exit

“The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme” – Noonan

The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.

From TheJournal.ie 5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone Bailout Exit

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone

When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…

# ecb - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From Business ETC Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed. Column

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.

Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.

# ecb - Friday 8 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Troika report card: ‘Steadfast implementation’ but watch for health and mortgages Bailout Exit

Troika report card: ‘Steadfast implementation’ but watch for health and mortgages

Budget figures remain on track but “spending control must be maintained, in particular in the healthcare sector” say the EU, ECB and IMF.

From TheJournal.ie Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a “lost decade” after austerity Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a “lost decade” after austerity

Josph Stiglitz said that austerity has been shown historically not to work and implementing such policies after 2008 was a bigger mistake then the choices made before the crash.

# ecb - Thursday 7 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste defends Bank of Ireland share sale to ‘vulture capitalists’ Leaders' Questions

Tánaiste defends Bank of Ireland share sale to ‘vulture capitalists’

He was responding to questions from Tipperary South TD on “vulture capitalists” buying shares in the bank.

From Business ETC All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders Super Mario

All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders

ECB president Mario Draghi has cut the rate for the fifth time in two years.

From TheJournal.ie That’s all folks: Troika wrap up their final visit to Ireland today So Long

That’s all folks: Troika wrap up their final visit to Ireland today

Ireland will become the first EU country to exit the bailout process on 15 December.

# ecb - Thursday 31 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: ‘We gave it to them hard and heavy’ Troika Talks

Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: ‘We gave it to them hard and heavy’

Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.

From TheJournal.ie Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back… as long as they’re on their holidays Bailout Exit

Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back… as long as they’re on their holidays

“They are quite satisfied that their job is done here in Ireland,” one Fine Gael backbencher said after a meeting with the Troika this morning.

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