Constâncio concerned about credibility in wake of SSM


Vítor Constâncio, the vice-president of the European Central Bank (ECB), on January 29 warned the central bank's supervisory duties could damage its reputation as a monetary authority, but rejected the notion of a conflict of interest between the two roles.

Constâncio, speaking in Frankfurt, re-affirmed the ECB's need for credibility if it is to effectively conduct monetary policy. When the single supervisory mechanism is active, any negative event in the banking industry that occurs under the

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