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The ECB holds its monthly meeting today in what may be seen as the most positive eurozone economic environment for some time.Having previously been earmarked as a meeting which could see a further rate cut (a prediction which has evaporated due to more…

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This is set to be an important week for the ECB and therefore the eurozone.As we noted in a flash analysis this morning, the German Constitutional Court (GCC) will hold a hearing on the 11 and 12 June focusing on whether the ECB’s policies have infri…

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The ECB holds its monthly meeting tomorrow. Below we look at the main topics of discussion, with the ECB weighing some important decisions.Could the ECB cut its main interest rate again?Possibly. It is certainly considering it. As with last month, grow…

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The Bundesbank, The Deutscher Aktieninstitute (DAI), and even EU civil servants from the 11 participating countries have all warned against the FTT in its current form. Today saw yet another German voice raised again the tax – this time from the very…

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The ECB looks set to cut its main interest rate by 0.25% to 0.5% on Thursday (while keeping the deposit rate at 0% due to concerns about distortionary effects of negative rates).Why is the ECB considering cutting rates?The obvious answer is that the cr…

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