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Time to kiss easy money goodbye? Five questions for the ECB

The ECB will debate whether to end asset purchases later this year has woken markets up to the possibility that a shift in policy is coming sooner than anticipated

Reuters  |  London 

The European Central Bank meeting on Thursday is shaping up to be a lively one, given last week's comments from top officials. A remark from chief economist Peter Praet that the ECB will debate whether to end asset purchases later this year has woken markets up to the possibility that a shift in policy is coming sooner than anticipated. And it comes after a drubbing in Italy's bond market and softer economic data had raised some doubts over whether the ECB would, as expected, be able to start tapering its bond purchases this year. Here are some key questions in focus for ...

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 16:27 IST
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