Sunday, August 07, 2011

ECB Considering "Massive" Bond Purchase, G7 Statement Later Today

by Bill McBride on 8/07/2011 04:33:00 PM

UPDATE2: From ECB:

7 August 2011 - Statement by the President of the ECB
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6. It is on the basis of the above assessments that the ECB will actively implement its Securities Markets Programme. This programme has been designed to help restoring a better transmission of our monetary policy decisions – taking account of dysfunctional market segments – and therefore to ensure price stability in the euro area.
UPDATE: from Reuters: ECB to intervene decisively on markets - source (ht Rickkk)
"The Euro system will intervene very significantly on markets and respond in a significant and cohesive way," the euro zone monetary source said, adding a statement by the ECB will be issued shortly.
From the WSJ: ECB Officials Weigh Massive Purchases of Italian, Spanish Bonds
European Central Bank officials on Sunday evening were weighing whether to purchase government bonds of Italy and Spain on a massive scale ... ECB intervention to prop up Italy and Spain would be a watershed in Europe's effort to fight the financial crisis.

Sunday's meeting, which began in the early evening via a video conference ...
Also the G7 is expected to put out a statement later today.

Sunday is the new Monday again.

Yesterday:
• A long Summary for Week ending August 5th
Schedule for Week of August 7th

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