Further comments by ECB's Nowotny - 15 Dec 2017
- Sceptical about corporate bond purchases because focused on very large companies
- Not sure overall effect on credit development have been taken into account
- Corporate bond purchase porgramme being carried out as planned
- Continuity in central banks' communication is necessary
- Central bank must make sure it is not behind the curve
Some more general comments from Nowotny. Nothing of note to move markets. Meanwhile, EUR/USD is toying with the 1.1800 level - currently 1.1797. Do be aware that we have some large option expiries at the figure level.