He said: "It means that the European Central Bank potentially is willing to continue buying €30bn per month beyond September, but has jettisoned the willingness to adjust the program in response to a change in economic conditions".
But it removed such statement from its communication Thursday, following a monetary policy meeting, indicating that stimulus in the region could come to an end in the near future.
The eurozone's economy grew at the fastest pace in a decade in 2017, although Mr Draghi stressed the downside risks, pointing specifically to protectionism.
The yield on the 10-year German bund fell 3 basis points to 0.625%, according to Tradeweb, as prices rose.
Viraj Patel, forex strategist at ING, told CNBC that Draghi did "just enough to appease the hawks in the committee".
"This is the first natural step toward normalization", said Piet PH Christiansen, an economist at Danske Bank A/S in Copenhagen.
Draghi will explain the decision in a press conference at 2:30 p.m.in Frankfurt, when he will also present updated economic forecasts for economic growth and inflation.
Spot gold was at $1,325.54 an ounce by 1328 GMT, little changed from late on Wednesday, when it touched a one-week high of $1,340.42 before closing 0.6 percent lower. We will instead look closely to see whether recent disappointing inflation news will feed its way through to a downward revision in inflation estimates. The ECB chief also wondered aloud, "what's going to be the response of the exchange rate?" The index found support in Rolls-Royce Holdings (LON:RR), whose shares rallied 11.64 percent after the British engine maker reported that it had returned to annual profit a year ago. Shares of European exporters can be hurt when the euro rises, as euro strength can reduce revenue made overseas by such companies. As a result, the bank could be forced to change its monetary policy.
ECB PresidentMario Draghi had not been expected to rock the boat further with any talk of higher interest rates or more cuts to the lender's bond-buying program.
European Central Bank added that the Eurosystem will reinvest key payments from maturing securities acquired under the asset purchase program for a longer period of time after the end of its net asset purchases, and in any case for as long as necessary.
With the Eurozone economy now expanding at a much faster pace than anticipated, traders have been gearing up for an announcement at the coming meetings that the bank's quantitative easing programme could soon coming to an end.
Worries about a trade war have rattled world markets, dealing a blow to the dollar and threatening further upward pressure on euro - an unwelcome development for policymakers since the strong euro keeps inflation down and could complicate the ECB's exit strategy from quantitative easing.
Police intercepted the Malik-led protest march and took the separatist leader and some of his supporters into custody. The terrorist killed was identified as Shahid Ahmad Dar, a resident of Shopian , and a weapon was found with him.
The nor'easter slamming the East Coast has caused thousands of flights to be canceled across the country. Perhaps it was the small size of the jet that caused it to be rocked especially hard by the storm.
According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there were 6,119 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli custody as of February. The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said four people were wounded, one of them seriously.
According to media outlet RTBF , the French side is hoping to convince Belgium global Thibaut Courtois to leave Stamford Bridge. Paris Saint-Germain have joined Real Madrid in the race to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to HLN .
How long does going into administration last? The process has been described by administrators as an "orderly wind-down". If a company is in administration , it's the appointed administrator's job to save the company money.
These interactions (depending on how you interpret the McGahn conversation) may not be illegal, but they raise serious questions. The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment, while the special counsel's office declined comment.
The two-time Grand Slam victor was forced to retire against Ilya Ivashka at the Provence Open match last week. Nadal's withdrawal was greeted with dismay by Indian Wells tournament director Tommy Haas .
At the blast site in the Qabil Bay neighborhood, blood pooled on the pavement amid rubble in front of a destroyed building. The police have not confirmed a casualty toll and no militant group claimed responsibility for the explosion.
We're trying hard, we don't have all the answers but we are giving it our best and we will keep giving it our best". If the bill is approved by the Senate it will head to the House for a vote before heading to Gov.
"The administration is going to be rolling out policy over the next three weeks, and it will be very, very strong", Trump said . The President also lamented that the United States does not have stricter punishments for drug dealers.
Now Donald Trump is facing a shrinking circle of trusted advisers and a staff that's grim about any prospect of a reset. Secretary of Defense James Mattis' office referred all questions regarding personnel matters to the White House.
North Korea Has Suggested It Is Open To Talks With US
People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, 07-03-2018. New Delhi has been cutting back on trade with North Korea but has maintained diplomatic links.
France to set age of sexual consent after rape outcry
The reform on Tuesday comes following two recent cases where men avoided rape charges despite having sex with 11-year-old girls . France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent as 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape.
Ichiro Suzuki finalizing one-year deal to return to Seattle
Ichiro has been working out in Japan and was expected to play there in 2018 unless he had an offer from Major League Baseball . According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today , the Seattle Mariners are close to signing a one-year deal with the 44-year-old.
Landmark US carrier visit to Vietnam begins Monday
Though US military ships have regularly docked in Vietnam in recent years, this is the first port call for an aircraft carrier. The Vietnam War - which Vietnam calls the American War - was protracted and bloody.
Spurs defender: VAR was 'an absolute disgrace'
Former Premier League referee Chris Foy on BT Sport: "What's been misconstrued is that VAR looks at match-changing instances". The players here have made me feel welcome and the manager has put his faith in me and given me a run in the team.