Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi managed on Thursday to talk down the euro – the latest volley in the cover ‘currency wars’. Ralph Atkins, capital markets editor, analyses the president of the European Bank’s verbal game theory.

James Mackintosh

It may not be the most urgent problem facing the European Central Bank, but as Mario Draghi slaves away on his plan to save the euro – missing out on the hospitality of the US Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole symposium – one goal must be to find a snappy name.

Central bankers are terrible at it, but central bank watchers quickly converted the dull “quantitative easing” from the Fed and Bank of England into QE and then QE2 (and there’s an outside chance of QE3 being hinted at in the US this Friday). Read more