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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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Yesterday saw the opening salvo of what is sure to become a heated debate over the new ‘technical standards’ for the EU’s banker bonus rules. Why is this so important? Well, these rules will essentially determine how far reaching the EU’s already…

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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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The last few days have seen a shifting of consensus in the ECB rate cuts debate.Recent economic data in the eurozone has been particularly bad, with private sector activity slowing more than expected. However, potentially more importantly, this effect …

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