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What looked like an imminent political crisis has just been defused in Italy. As we anticipated in our previous posts (see here and here), Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has managed to survive a vote of confidence in the Senate – the upper chamber…

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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 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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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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