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The European Central Bank’s New Bond-Buying Program

Brookings: The European Central Bank’s New Bond-Buying Program: Implications for Italy http://ow.ly/1moDAa

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Weidmann is winning the debate on (ECB) policy

CFR: Financial Times: Weidmann is winning the debate on policy http://ow.ly/1mnqgT

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Can Draghi Be Believed?

European Central Bank

European Central Bank (Photo credit: jurjen_nl)

Simon Tilford, Project Syndicate, September 3, 2012

Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, has repeatedly claimed that the ECB will do everything necessary to save the euro. Nothing has been formally agreed yet, but the ECB is expected to announce a new government bond-buying program following next week’s meeting of its Governing Council. Will it work? … (more)  http://ow.ly/1mgKyl

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ProSyn: Europe’s Solidarity Imperative

Peter Sutherland, Project Syndicate, August 9, 2012

When Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, publicly proclaimed that the ECB would do “whatever it takes” to ensure the future stability of the euro, the effect of his remarks was immediate and remarkable. Borrowing costs fell dramatically for the governments of Italy and Spain; stock markets rallied; and the recent decline in the external value of the euro was suddenly checked… (more)  http://ow.ly/1lTN7r

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FriendsOfEurope: ECB pledges further euro support, yet markets left disappointed

FriendsOfEurope: Financial markets have been left disappointed after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi announced that more measures to support the euro will be completed “over the coming weeks”.

The governing council of the ECB met in Frankfurt on July 2 to discuss the future of the euro.

At his press conference Draghi expressed reassurance stating that the ECB is “willing to buy bonds of weaker nations”. (more)  http://ow.ly/1lOfP7

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