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Chief economist update: Euro's uptrend is a downtrend risk
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 2 FEB 2018
While none expected a change in monetary policy, not a few anticipated ECB president Mario Draghi to deliver a less dovish message (at the very least) after the European Central Bank's first governing council meeting for 2018. Perhaps, the underlying ...
ECB schedules taper
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 27 OCT 2017
... (ECB) October monetary policy meeting ended financial market speculations over its QE exit strategy. ECB president Mario Draghi did what he telegraphed he would -- discuss QE unwind strategy in October - and offered something better - a clearer path ...
Eurozone gaining momentum
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUN 2017
... ECB is concerned about the durability and sustainability of inflation. This was explicitly stated by ECB president Mario Draghi, in the Q&A forum of his June press conference: "The four conditions are in the definition of our objective, which is a durable ...
The prescience of Super Mario
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 20 APR 2017
... with this is that stronger economic growth has so far not translated into higher inflation and as ECB president Mario Draghi noted in the March governing council meeting, rising headline inflation mainly reflected "strong increase in annual energy and ...
ECB nips the bud of rate hike speculations
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 31 MAR 2017
... the 9 January meeting - speculations gathered greater momentum after a sentence was deleted out of ECB president Mario Draghi's "Introductory Statement". "If warranted to achieve its objective, the Governing Council will act by using all the instruments ...
Economic Wrap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 OCT 2016
... or beyond, if necessary. When ask about the recent speculation about the ECB's tapering in his Q&A, ECB president Mario Draghi replied that this wasn't discussed at the meeting - "We haven't really touched on the issue at all". US existing home sales ...
Economic Wrap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 JUN 2016
... 1.3% next year and 1.6% in 2018 - both unchanged from its March forecasts. In his press conference, ECB president Mario Draghi stressed that, "looking ahead, taking into account the current outlook for price stability, the Governing Council expects the ...
Economic Wrap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2016
... 18.3%. Eurozone inflation After the ECB governing council met and kept policy unchanged last month, ECB president Mario Draghi remarked that the current policy is working but that "we must be patient". That patience might have just ran out with the final ...
May sell may go away
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 2 MAY 2016
... expected to announce more largesse. Instead, we got BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda doing an impression of ECB president Mario Draghi. "There's absolutely no change to our stance of aiming to achieve two percent inflation at the earliest date possible ...
Economic Wrap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 APR 2016
... corporate bonds under the corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP). In his introductory statement, ECB president Mario Draghi announced that the ECB expects interest rates "to remain at present or lower levels for an extended period of time, and well ...
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