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Government bond purchase by the ECB

Aug. 2012

by Tetsuya Inoue

Whatever it takesComing on the heels of ECB President Draghi's speech in London in late July, the ECB's Governing Council meeting in early August attracted a great deal of attention in spite of the summer holidays. It was at this meeting that the ECB announced its intention to undertake a new round of government bond purchases, which represents a major shift in policy strategy inasmuch as the ECB's Security Market Program (SMP) was conducted largely on an ad hoc basis. However, Mr.

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Tetsuya Inoue

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