Lane warns eurozone faces ‘substantially negative’ price pressures

Philip Lane
Philip Lane

The ECB had to expand its emergency asset purchases to deal with the eurozone’s increasingly weak inflation and tighter financial conditions, its chief economist Philip Lane argued today (June 5).

Bank of Spain governor Pablo Hernandez de Cos also sounded a strong warning today of growing negative pressures on eurozone inflation. He warned that the “deflationary risks” to the bloc’s price stability were growing.

On June 4, the ECB’s governing council approved increasing the Pandemic Emergency

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