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MNI BRIEF: QT Will Be 'Measured, Predictable' - ECB's Lagarde

(MNI) LONDON

The ECB will set out its principles for quantitative tightening on Dec 15.

The ECB will trim its balance sheet in a “measured and predictable way,” president Christine Lagarde said in a speech on Friday, with the key principles behind quantitative tightening to be set out on Dec 15.

”In the current environment, and acknowledging that interest rates remain the most effective tool for shaping our policy stance, it is appropriate that the balance sheet is normalised in a measured and predictable way,” she said.

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The ECB will trim its balance sheet in a “measured and predictable way,” president Christine Lagarde said in a speech on Friday, with the key principles behind quantitative tightening to be set out on Dec 15.

”In the current environment, and acknowledging that interest rates remain the most effective tool for shaping our policy stance, it is appropriate that the balance sheet is normalised in a measured and predictable way,” she said.

Keep reading...Show less