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ECB Expands Bond Buying Amidst Coronavirus Resurgence

The European Central Bank (ECB) expanded its monetary stimulus program in December by an additional 500 billion euros ($605 billion). This occurred as the ongoing second wave of lockdown measures loomed over the continent’s economic recovery.

Markets largely expected the central bank to expand its bond-buying. In October, the ECB promised to “recalibrate its instruments” as a rise in coronavirus cases across the Continent led to more national shutdowns.

The ECB kept interest rates on its main refinancing operations, marginal lending facility and deposit facility at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.50% respectively.

The central bank introduced its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) earlier in 2020 as an attempt to stabilize the euro area’s economy in the wake of the pandemic. Follow…

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