Will the ECB join the tapering club?

Han Tan
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Some European Central Bank officials have caught the tapering bug.

ECB hawks think it’s time to ease up on the central bank’s emergency asset purchases given how far the EU economic recovery has come. Consumer prices grew by 3% in August, which is its highest in a decade and exceeded the central bank’s target of 2%.

The doves, however, trust the inflationary pressures will be temporary and think it’s best to stick with the unprecedented levels of support for the economy.

As the debate rages on within the ECB’s Governing Council and across financial markets, traders and investors are ready to react to more tapering cues. Expect more news to be unveiled at the 9th September policy meeting.


Key officials at the European Central Bank have begun mulling out loud about whether it’s time to unwind its emergency bond purchases that have supported the Eurozone’s economic recovery. Such a move would have major implications on EU stocks, bonds, and the euro.

Tune in as Han Tan and Exinity Chief Market Strategist Hussein Sayed preview the ECB’s upcoming policy meeting scheduled for 9 September.

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