Handelsblatt report

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann wants the ECB to quit buying bonds sooner but may support a measure to halve QE to 30 billion euros per month and extending the program for nine months.

The newspaper cities two people familiar with his thinking.

However, expect the date of the purchase program to remain open-ended, at least publically.

Scenarios that market watchers are considering range from tapering to 20 billion euros for six months to 40 billion euros for 12 months.