German Inflation Cools Off But Likely To Resurge Soon

Judging from recent comments, the doves and hawks at the ECB are starting to position themselves for what will become a heated tapering debate over the summer months. Contrary to the situation in the US, the ECB’s tapering will not be a process to completely stop asset purchases but rather a strategy to bring the Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) to a subtle end by March 2021 and have the traditional Asset Purchase Programme (APP) take over entirely.

As much as eurozone citizens are currently hoping for a carefree summer, ECB policymakers will inevitably lose some time (and relaxation) over the right way forward.

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