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A huge bubble hovers in front of the new headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, July 27.

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“Whatever it Takes” Two Years Later: What’s New?

Today is the second anniversary of Mario Draghi’s “Whatever it takes” pronouncement during the darkest days for the euro. Let me share with you some thoughts on how that event probably changed the course of the Eurozone. 548 more words

Macroeconomics

Fact of the week: Lithuania changes the ECB's voting system

Lithuania will become the 19th member of the Euro area on the 1st of January, following Wednesday’s Council endorsement. The most important part of the story – however – is not that someone is still brave enough to join the Euro area, but that Lithuania’s accession will trigger a change in the voting system of the ECB. 1,296 more words

Economics/Economia

ECB blackmailed after contact data stolen by hackers

Thursday 24 July, 2014
Frankfurt – The European Central Bank has received a blackmail letter after its public website was hacked and contact data stolen, the bank said on Thursday. 15 more words

Hackers Seeking Ransom Steal User Data From European Central Bank's Website

The European Central Bank announced today that hackers have stolen about 20,000 email addresses and an unknown but lower amount of other information like physical addresses and phone numbers from a database serving its website. 159 more words

Notes From Underground: Its a Very Cold Day In July ... When Bundesbank Capitulates

The financial press is filled with articles about the recent EURO weakness. During the last week the EU currency has fallen about 1.5 percent. Many pundits have opined that it is the Ukraine situation and Gaza that have made investors uneasy, thus the move into U.S. 562 more words

Fed

Jobs Hold Sway Over Yellen-Carney as Central Banks Set to Split

The pound advanced against the euro for the first time in four days before the Bank of England publishes the minutes of its July Monetary Policy Committee meeting today and Governor Mark Carney speaks in Glasgow. 476 more words

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