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ECB to consider allowing inflation to exceed target, Lagarde says (FT)

October 1, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“The European Central Bank will consider following the lead of the US Federal Reserve by committing to let inflation overshoot its target after a period of sluggish price growth, it has said for the first time.” – by Martin Arnold

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ECB policymakers open to more stimulus, if needed (Reuters)

September 17, 2020 | File Under: , ,

“ECB board member Isabel Schnabel argued that raising inflation will be key and failure to get price growth in the 19-country euro zone moving towards the ECB’s target could be the trigger for action.”

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The Outlook for the Euro Area (The ECB Blog)

September 11, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“The current environment of elevated uncertainty means that the Governing Council will continue to assess carefully the incoming information, including developments in the exchange rate, with regard to the implications for the medium-term inflation outlook.” – by Philip Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB

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Greece borrows at zero cost (Ekathimerini)

September 11, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“Investors gave Greece a fresh vote of confidence during Wednesday’s one-year treasury bill auction, as the Public Debt Management Agency borrowed without interest for the first time ever in a 52-week issue.” – by Eleftheria Kourtali

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ECB redoubles campaign for banking mergers (The Irish Times)

July 1, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“The European Central Bank (ECB) has redoubled its efforts to encourage mergers and acquisitions in the euro zone banking sector by seeking to tackle market myths and launching a public consultation on its approach to consolidation.” – by Joe Brennan ECB Public Consultation Announcement here.

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European investors’ appetite for risk growing (Pension & Investments)

June 16, 2020 | File Under: , , , , ,

“As European countries are easing travel restrictions and governments and central banks have stepped up monetary and fiscal support, investors are looking for opportunities to take on more risk.” – by Paulina Pielichata

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Italy’s Del Vecchio asks ECB to allow bigger Mediobanca stake (Reuters)

June 1, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“Del Vecchio’s holding company Delfin said it had filed the request to increase its Mediobanca holding above 10% and up to 20% with the Bank of Italy on May 29, adding that the authorisation process usually takes up to 60 days.” – by Claudia Cristoferi

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Interview with Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, and the FT (ECB)

May 27, 2020 | File Under: , , , , , ,

“The ECJ ruled in December 2018 that the PSPP is legal. Therefore, it is clear for us that we can and have to continue our monetary policy in line with our mandate to make sure that in the medium term we are getting back to our inflation aim of below, but close to, 2 per […]

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Interview with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB (El País)

May 19, 2020 | File Under: , , , , , , ,

“The speed at which the economy bounces back will then hinge on whether consumers are more reluctant to consume and businesses hold back on investment. From today’s perspective, it looks in any case unlikely that economic activity will return to its pre-crisis level before 2021, if not later.” – Luis Doncel

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ECB shakes off limits on new €750bn bond buying plan (FT)

“The details of the new programme support the declaration by Christine Lagarde, the ECB’s president, who said on Twitter after it was announced last week: ‘There are no limits to our commitment to the euro.’” – by Martin Arnold and Tommy Stubbington

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