IMF flags potential scarcity of sovereign bonds in Europe

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The potential scarcity of sovereign bonds "may pose challenges" to the implementation of the European Central Bank's (ECB) quantitative easing (QE) programme, according to a paper prepared by staff at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Some national central banks might struggle to meet their target purchases, as the ECB strives to buy €60 billion worth of public and private assets each month until at least September 2016, according to the staff analysis.

The ‘selected issues paper' released

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