Thursday, November 3, 2011

03/11/2011: ECB rate cut

ECB decision to reduce rates by 25bps today has led to a dramatic reduction of the ECB overall rate premium over the basket of advanced economies rates as shown below. With today's decision, the ECB premium declines from 16.73% in October to 1.21% in November (barring any change in the BofE rate later).

This move, however, directly contradicts ECB mandate for price stability with inflation for October anchored at 3.0%:

1 comment:

Georg R. Baumann said...

I said that a month ago, doesn't take much more and all ECB action will be automatically inflationary.