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European Central Bank

ECB debated smaller stimulus package: accounts

ECB debated smaller stimulus package: accounts

  • The ECB approved fresh stimulus measures at the meeting, hoping to keep borrowing costs depressed until the bloc is ready to reopen.
  • It was argued that the focus on preserving favourable financing conditions implied a move away from a constant monthly pace of purchases towards adjusting the pace according to market conditions.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 08:04pm
ECB's Lagarde calls for regulating Bitcoin's ‘funny business’
Markets

ECB's Lagarde calls for regulating Bitcoin's ‘funny business’

  • Bitcoin has come out of its niche in recent years and is now bought by ordinary people, investment funds and even large corporations.
  • (Bitcoin) is a highly speculative asset, which has conducted some funny business and some interesting and totally reprehensible money laundering activity,
Published 13 Jan, 2021 06:11pm
Euro zone bond yields fall, ignoring US Treasuries
Markets

Euro zone bond yields fall, ignoring US Treasuries

  • US bond borrowing costs could be headed still higher after reaching 1% this week, on expectations a Democrat-controlled Congress will have the clout to pass more fiscal stimulus.
  • Germany's benchmark 10-year Bund yield fell 1 basis point to -0.524%.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 04:23pm
ECB stands ready to offset exchange rate impact on inflation
Business & Finance

ECB stands ready to offset exchange rate impact on inflation

  • ECB policymakers have grown concerned about the exchange rate as the euro has risen to its highest level against the dollar since April 2018.
  • The ECB does not have an exchange rate target. But as (ECB President) Christine Lagarde said we are and will be very vigilant about the effects of the exchange rate on inflation.
Published 17 Dec, 2020 01:03am