Reuters stories, citing unnamed ECB sources
ECB has time to vary fee steering, TLTRO seen as precedence
The report mentions that some policymakers on the ECB are reluctant to vary their steering on rates of interest because it might tie the palms of the subsequent president many months earlier than an appointment is even made. Do be reminded that Draghi’s time period ends on 31 October this yr and just lately Weidmann is re-emerging as a contender as soon as once more to succeed him.
In line with a supply cited, “not figuring out who’s the subsequent president could be very a lot the rationale for our hesitation”.
Most of the time, members of the governing council will stand by their president’s choice/management so in the event that they resolve to vary fee steering now solely to vary it again once more when the brand new president steps in, it will confuse markets and I reckon that is what they’re making an attempt to keep away from.
The truth that they now point out that they’ve time to vary the speed steering might rule out adjustments within the March assembly. And point out of TLTROs being a precedence right here ought to assist to spur a bid in Italian bonds if the rest.