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Mario Draghi

Date and place of birth: Sept. 3, 1947, Rome.
Current position: President of the European Central Bank since 2011.
Previous: Governor of the Bank of Italy.
Education: Doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
What you should know: Draghi is arguably not just the most powerful man in the country but one of the most influential policy-makers in the world. In 2012, his vow to do "whatever it takes" to save the euro is widely credited with having quelled the eurozone's sovereign-debt crisis. Two years later, he said the ECB was exploring more unconventional monetary policies and would likely move beyond offering liquidity to banks and buy debt securities outright. He is a potential candidate to be next president of the Italian Republic.

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  1. Markets

    Contagion risk from Greece to Italy creeps back, in spite of OMTs and QE, as debt/GDP puts the two countries in the same pot

    by Isabella Bufacchi

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    The result of the elections in Greece risks turning the clock back to the pre-OMTs era, recalling the instability that preceded in 2012 Mario Draghi’s “whatever it takes” measures announced to protect the euro and the European monetary union (Emu). Volatility and flight to quality are seen on the rise as the risk of contagion between Greece and Italy creeps back. In spite of the announcement of a full-scale, bigger than expected QE program by president of the ECB Mario ...

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    Draghi: QE is a chance to speed up structural reforms

    by Dino Pesole

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    European Central Bank president Mario Draghi was speaking mainly to the Italian government, which will soon present in Brussels its multi-year reform plan, when he reiterated that the expansionary monetary policy of the ECB produces cyclical, non-structural effects on the recovery, and therefore cannot alone increase economic growth potential. The ball is back in the court of politicians and their economic policy decisions, and the key word that the president of the ECB ...

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    ECB's Draghi to speak in Bologna on Monday

    by Luca Davi

    Italy's business and financial elites will assemble Monday in Bologna for a presentation by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who will keynote an event celebrating the 40th ...