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ECB policymaker

ECB's Panetta wants stimulus until inflation hits 2pc
World

ECB's Panetta wants stimulus until inflation hits 2pc

  • "This evidence suggests that we should avoid withdrawing policy support - either deliberately or by tolerating adverse spillovers - until the output gap is closed and we see inflation sustainably back at 2%," Panetta said in a speech.
Published 26 Apr, 2021 05:56pm
ECB hawks lay off taper talk at short, calm meeting
Business & Finance

ECB hawks lay off taper talk at short, calm meeting

  • The ECB decided to continue running its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) at its current clip this quarter to keep borrowing costs stable for governments, companies and households.
  • While that decision was expected, analysts were awaiting hints about the pace of PEPP after June, after governors including the Netherlands' Klaas Knot raised the prospect of dialling it down.
Updated 22 Apr, 2021 07:57pm
ECB should make clear its tolerance for overshooting inflation
Business & Finance

ECB should make clear its tolerance for overshooting inflation

  • The ECB has seen euro area inflation fall short of its near 2% target for eight years and expects to miss the target for years as the bloc emerges from the coronavirus crisis.
  • Nonetheless, he said there was room to improve guidance the ECB gives the market about how it aims to pursue its inflation target.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 08:43pm
ECB policymakers agree on bond purchase target, differ on yield level aim
Business & Finance

ECB policymakers agree on bond purchase target, differ on yield level aim

  • The sources said policymakers set on a monthly target for the its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme with a small tolerance band around it but agreed not to reveal it.
  • One of the sources said the ECB aimed to push down yields to where they were in December while another said improved economic prospects meant part of the recent increase in yields was justified.
Updated 11 Mar, 2021 10:04pm
ECB plans closer scrutiny of bank boards
Business & Finance

ECB plans closer scrutiny of bank boards

  • The ECB already examines the suitability of board candidates in a so-called fit and proper assessment, but rules across the 19 euro zone members vary, so the quality of these checks can be inconsistent.
  • Supervisors will consider furthermore all of the diversity-related aspects that are most relevant to enhancing the individual and collective leadership of boards.
Published 19 Feb, 2021 07:55pm