ECB fastholder renten
Mario Draghi var i spotlyset i dag hvor ECB’s ledende rente skulle offentliggøres. De seneste fald i dollaren har skabt øget interesse for hvorvidt Draghi nu er nødt til at fastholde eller sænke renten for ikke at skabe yderligere spænd mellem euro og dollar.
- Main refinancing rate unchanged at 0.00%
- Deposit facility rate unchanged at -0.40%
- Marginal lending rate unchanged at 0.25%
Den fulde offentliggørelse:
Monetary policy decisions25 January 2018
At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40% respectively. The Governing Council expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels for an extended period of time, and well past the horizon of the net asset purchases.
Regarding non-standard monetary policy measures, the Governing Council confirms that the net asset purchases, at the new monthly pace of €30 billion, are intended to run until the end of September 2018, or beyond, if necessary, and in any case until the Governing Council sees a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation consistent with its inflation aim. If the outlook becomes less favourable, or if financial conditions become inconsistent with further progress towards a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation, the Governing Council stands ready to increase the asset purchase programme (APP) in terms of size and/or duration. The Eurosystem will reinvest the principal payments from maturing securities purchased under the APP for an extended period of time after the end of its net asset purchases, and in any case for as long as necessary. This will contribute both to favourable liquidity conditions and to an appropriate monetary policy stance.
The President of the ECB will comment on the considerations underlying these decisions at a press conference starting at 14:30 CET today.