ECB doesn’t necessarily oppose Euro bonds says ECB’s Lautenschlaeger

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  • Says it’s for governments to decide on Euro bonds not central banks
  • Structural reforms are key to Euro area economy
  • Low rates necessary due to weak economy

Sabine Lautenschlaeger speaking in Frankfurt

Author: Ryan Littlestone

Ryan Littlestone has been working in financial markets for more than 20 years. Wide-eyed, he stepped out of Bank station in London to join LME founding member Rudolf Wolff where he worked his way to the main order desk and brokered customer orders to the LME floor and across virtually every global market. An opportunity to help set up and run a new LIFFE floor operation saw him catch the trading bug and it wasn’t long before the pull of the pits was too great to refuse. He became a ‘local’ and has been trading his own account for more than 11 years.


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  1. I wonder what Merkel thinks about that…
    It would be interesting if euro-bonds were created only so the ECB could buy them…

  2. We may find out in about 20 years Yohay. That’s the usual time frame for Europe to get anything done ;-)

  3. I can see Weidmann all red in face shouting to his colleagues ‘Who’s that f******* Lautenschlaeger, and who put that one in that place to speak like that?’ LOL :D

  4. Lautenschläger is EX Justice Minister of Germany – accordingly a lawyer. She stumbled into the ECB board by mistake. Sort of “female Schäuble”. Nor Lautenschläger neither Schäuble know sh.t about macro/micro policies.


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