ECB's Hansson says economic optimism may warrant small changes in monetary policy

Author: Mike Paterson | Category: Central Banks

ECB governing council member Hansson quoted in Handelsblatt 18 Oct

  • people are more optimistic about the economic situation so it's appropriate to think about small corrections to ECB bond purchases
  • we have not used all our mon pol possibilities
"I would personally like to see that we are on a clear path to reducing the level of such purchases. What precise date [and] which precise form is still open...but I wouldn't want to see us several years down the road still thinking about continuing with these purchases."

I've posted recent comments from the Estonian cb gov here and here