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ECB Begins Cyprus Bonds Purchases Following Investment-Grade Upgrade

The European Central Bank (ECB) recommenced purchases of Cypriot government bonds following the upgrade of Cyprus credit rating to investment-grade by Standard and Poor’s. Purchases...

Special Rules for Greek ECB Borrowing to End After Bailout Exit

Greece will be unable to access cut-rate European Central Bank funding from Aug. 21 -- a day after the expected 'official' exit from the...

Greek Finance Minister in ‘Good Talks’ with German Counterpart

There was a reported "positive atmosphere" in Berlin on Friday as Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos met recently installed German counterpart Olaf Scholz. Germany's finance...

Bad Loans Threaten Greek Recovery, Says ECB

The Greek economy is recovering, the stability programme is ending in August and a gradual loosening and lifting of capital controls is expected, Daniele...

Delay Hits €5.7B Greek Bailout Payment

Greece failed to receive a fourth €5.7-billion ($7 billion) tranche of bailout funds on Monday, despite a senior EU figure confirming Athens had met "99...

ECB Insists on Property Auctions Across Greece

An "effective auction system is an important part of the work" in cutting bad loans in Greece, the head of the European Central Bank...

Tsipras: ECB’s QE Program No Longer Crucial for Greece

Despite opposite statements in the past, prime minister Alexis Tsipras no longer believes that stimulus from the European Central Bank (ECB) is crucial for...

ECB Lowers Funding Cup for Greek Banks by €1.1 Billion

The European Central Bank lowered the cap on Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) Greek banks draw from the domestic central bank by 1.1 billion euros...

ECB’s Nowotny: Turn ESM into European Monetary Fund for Greece’s Bailout

Veteran European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny has backed turning the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) into a IMF-styled lender and for it taking over...

ECB: Greek Banks Stress Tests Results Due in May

The European Central Bank's stress test of Greek banks is still expected to be completed in May despite a delay in a pan-European check. The...

Possible NBG Bond Buy by ECB Could Offer Support to Greek Economy

The European Central Bank could buy covered bonds issued by the National Bank of Greece under its asset purchase scheme, providing indirect support for...

ECB Profits from Greek Bond Holdings at €7.8 Billion

The European Central Bank has made nearly €8bn in profits from its holdings of Greek government debt, according to a written response provided by...

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