Daily Archives: December 22, 2011

Claire Jones

It appears that ECB president Mario Draghi had better things to do this afternoon than turn up for the European Systemic Risk Board’s press conference.

As chair of the ESRB, Mr Draghi was widely expected to join vice-chairs, Sir Mervyn King and Andrea Enria, the head of the European Banking Authority, at today’s presser.

But instead Sir Mervyn was left to apologise to the journos present that they had been left with just him and Mr Enria.

Money Supply has been assured that there was nothing untoward behind Mr Draghi’s no-show. But it would be unthinkable that an ECB president would miss the press conference that follows the monthly governing council vote on monetary policy.  Read more

Claire Jones

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi is one of two European Central Bank executive board members who will quit the Eurotower this month.

This week, Mr Bini Smaghi reflected on his time at the ECB with the FT’s Frankfurt bureau chief Ralph Atkins. Read more