E.C.B. sees significant risk of deflation in eurozone

Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, strongly signaled on Friday that he and his colleagues were preparing a new round of powerful monetary stimulus to jolt the flagging eurozone economy at a time when the risk of deflation is growing.  Speaking at a conference in Frankfurt, Mr. Draghi said the central bank would “do what we must to raise inflation and inflation expectations as fast as possible, as our price stability mandate requires of us.”If the bank’s current policy did not end the threat, Mr. Draghi added, “we would step up the pressure and broaden even more the channels through which we intervene, by altering accordingly the size, pace and composition of our purchases… While Mr. Draghi on Friday did not actually say much that was different from previous utterances, there was a significant new emphasis on the risk of deflation in the eurozone.

via Mario Draghi Says E.C.B. Will ‘Do What We Must’ to Stoke Inflation – NYTimes.com.

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