HELSINKI (Reuters) - The European Central Bank must keep an open mind on all policy tools, including buying asset-backed securities (ABS), to get lending flowing to small businesses, Governing Council member Erkki Liikanen said on Tuesday. Full story
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar soared against major currencies on Friday on growing speculation that the Federal Reserve could soon begin to rein in its bond-buying program and after data showed U.S. consumer sentiment hit an almost six-year high in early May. Full story
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar rallied across the board on Friday, topping the 103-yen level as it hit a 4-1/2-year high against the Japanese currency, after data showing a robust rebound in U.S. consumer sentiment prompted investors to add to bullish bets. Full story
BERLIN (Reuters) - German ECB board member Joerg Asmussen German expects growth in his country to pick up in the second quarter but warned on Friday that Europe's largest economy risked becoming the "sick man of Europe" again if it did not carry out further reforms. Full story
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were mixed ahead of policy decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.
The European Central Bank is ready to cut off emergency funding for the tiny island country if it doesn't reach a bailout deal by Monday. Martin Wolf, Financial Times, weighs in with the details.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the update on the European Central Bank's efforts to pressure the solvency of Cypriot banks.
CNBC's Rick Santell talks with Mark Grant, Southwest Securities about the Bank of England and European Central Bank's decision to leave interest rates unchanged.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors looked towards key rate decisions by the European Central Bank and Bank of England.
A graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen outside a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)
A combination of six pictures shows graffitis painted outside a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, May 16, 2013. TREUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A graffiti depicting European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen outside a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the ECB in Frankfurt, May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)