Economic stimulus

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, euro coins and banknotes are shown by a salesclerk at a shop in Vilnius, Lithuania. Italy's economy minister says the new populist government isn't discussing any proposal to leave the eurozone. Minister Giovanni Tria, in an interview Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Corriere della Sera newspaper, said "not only do we not want to exit" the 19-member shared currency union, but the coalition is determined to act so conditions don't occur to "put our presence in the euro(zone) up for discussion." (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
June 14, 2018 - 9:59 am
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 4:30 p.m. In response to a question about populist politicians' claim that the euro is not good for some countries, the head of the European Central Bank says the shared currency is irreversible...
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FILE- In this May 7, 2018, file photo, a long line of 2018 and 2019 Cooper Countryman models sits at a Mini Cooper dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Thursday, May 31, the Commerce Department issues its April report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 31, 2018 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their spending by 0.6 percent in April, the biggest increase in five months and a strong indication that the economy is reviving after a winter slowdown. The Commerce Department said Thursday that last month's increase in consumer spending was the largest...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Weaker signals from the economy and worries about a trade war between the United State and China mean the European Central Bank is in no hurry at all to start withdrawing its monetary stimulus efforts. And that means markets and consumers will have to live with central bank interest rates at zero and in some cases below for a good while yet. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
April 26, 2018 - 7:56 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has left its key interest rates and stimulus settings unchanged as it sizes up conflicting signs about how well the economy is doing in the 19 countries that use the euro. Markets are waiting to hear bank President Mario Draghi's assessment at a...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:33 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank were concerned about a strengthening euro and the possibility of a global trade war as they decided to go slow in removing economic stimulus. That view was contained in the written account released Thursday of the bank's March 8...
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President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi waits for the beginning of a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
March 08, 2018 - 12:44 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's top monetary official criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to put tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as a "dangerous" unilateral move. Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, said that the "immediate spillover of the trade...
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March 08, 2018 - 7:54 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The European Central Bank has tweaked its main monetary policy statement — a hint that it is getting closer to withdrawing a key economic stimulus program. The bank on Thursday...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Draghi says it's too soon to declare victory over weak inflation — indicating it's too early to set a definite end date for the bank's money-printing stimulus despite a strengthening economy. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
February 05, 2018 - 12:00 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says it's too soon to declare victory over weak inflation — indicating it would be premature to set a definite end date for the bank's money-printing stimulus despite a strengthening economy. Draghi's statement Monday to a session of...
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Eurogroup President and Portugal's Finance Minister Mario Centeno, left and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi arrive for an Eurogroup finance ministers meeting at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
January 25, 2018 - 8:52 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:55 p.m. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy still needs support to keep raising the rate of inflation toward healthier levels. Draghi said Thursday that "an...
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Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walk together for their meeting at the President's palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Liusjenas Kulbis)
January 13, 2018 - 3:33 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Saturday his country has entered into a pact with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to boost economic and political ties with the three former Soviet republics. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said after...
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January 11, 2018 - 8:39 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank may revise their outlook for their massive monetary stimulus program at the start of this year, according to an account of their last meeting. The report published Thursday showed the officials remained wary at their Dec. 14...
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