On Thursday, ECB chief Mario Draghi will outline future monetary policies. Analysts expect a shift away from quantative easing - with dramatic consequences for the stockmarkets and beyond...
Prices in Germany rose faster than expected in November, strengthening the case of the European Central Bank, which has argued that its economic stimulus will eventually lead to more growth and higher inflation.
The EU's central bank has decided to curb its monthly bond purchases by half. But DW's Henrik Böhme deplores that an end to what he believes is a risky zero-interest policy is not yet in sight.
A panel of experts advising the German government on its economic policy has forecast the biggest GDP growth rates yet for the country for this year and next. But their optimism comes with a stern warning.
After the central bank's latest policy meeting, its president Mario Draghi provided only vague hints as to how the ECB would wind down its huge asset purchases. Fast action has been complicated by a much stronger euro.
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