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German manufacturing is in ‘free fall,’ say factory executives

"An improvement in the situation is not to be expected," the Ifo Institute researchers said.

Who is Christine Lagarde? The woman who rolled her eyes at Ivanka Trump is now set to take Europe’s most important monetary position

She will have big shoes to fill, as Mario Draghi's "whatever it takes" policy remains a watershed for central banking and eurozone policy.

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, was just nominated for the top job at the European Central Bank

"I am honored to have been nominated for the Presidency of the European Central Bank," Lagarde said in a statement.

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, was just nominated for the top job at the European Central Bank

"I am honored to have been nominated for the Presidency of the European Central Bank," Lagarde said in a statement.
President Donald Trump and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

Trump says he’d prefer Europe’s central bank chief ‘instead of our Fed person’

President Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that he would prefer the ECB president to lead the Federal Reserve rather than Chairman Jerome Powell.

Trump just attacked Mario Draghi — accusing the European Central Bank chief of manipulating the euro

Draghi pledged stimulus if conditions don't improve. The lower euro is "making it unfairly easier for them to compete against the USA," Trump tweeted.
Europe is 16% more expensive than it used to be.

How Europeans’ household net worth is ‘now exclusively driven’ by negative interest rates

The cheaper you make mortgages — via negative interest rates — the more house prices go up as the supply of buyers enjoying easy cash increases.

‘The slowdown story is a complication’ — Global stocks are down after central banks warn on growth

Asian and European stocks and US futures fell on Thursday after central banks stoked growth fears and Theresa May agreed a six-month delay to Brexit.

Global stocks climb on ‘Super Wednesday’ as investors await key updates from both the Fed and ECB

US futures and European stocks rose ahead of the Brexit summit, ECB meeting and release of Fed minutes and inflation data.

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

European stocks and US futures dipped after Trump threatened to impose tariffs on $11 billion in EU imports including helicopters and ski-suits.