The ECB Goes Big: Implications

The European Central Bank (ECB) on January 22 unveiled a quantitative easing programme under which it will purchase a minimum of EUR1.1trn in securities. The ECB will purchase EUR60bn per...

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ECB Update: Draghi Leaves QE On The Table

The European Central Bank's decision to hold interest rates again on April 3 was not surprising, but ECB President Mario Draghi's hint that more radical measures are being discussed, including some...

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ECB Pushing On A String

Hamstrung by a restrictive mandate that prevents discretionary intervention, the European Central Bank (ECB) has, in recent years, been forced to exploit loopholes in its statute and adopt a gritted...

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