IMF flags potential scarcity of sovereign bonds in Europe


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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