Just two weeks after Germnay reported that Draghi was facing mutiny and Benoit Coeure was firmly against the ECB undertaking Sovereign QE, The WSJ reports today that the very same ECB board member sees a “broad consensus around the table in the governing council that we need to do more to raise inflation and boost the economy.” This of course has been interpreted by the market as meaning sovereign QE though there is no mention of an agreement on what “more” is.
As The WSJ reports,
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Coeuré also provided details of the ECB’s plans to publish minutes of its policy meetings starting next year, saying the accounts should be released four weeks after meetings and will be “substantial” in providing the balance of views among officials.
“I see a broad consensus around the table in the governing council that we need to do more” to raise inflation and boost the economy, Mr. Coeuré said in the interview, conducted late on Tuesday at his office in the ECB’s new skyscraper headquarters in Frankfurt.
“It’s not that much of a question on whether we should do something, but more a discussion on the best way to do it,” he said. “If we want to do more we obviously have to reach out to market segments where there is more liquidity and that is why the government bond market is the baseline option, which doesn’t necessarily mean we would only buy government bonds.”
“What has changed is the confirmation of low growth and low inflation, and the oil shock which is obviously new,” Mr. Coeuré said.
And then there is this utter bullshit smoke and mirrors…
“We were able to design [OMT] the right way because we took concerns on board, and we are now going through exactly the same process,” Mr. Coeuré said. “The more governors standing by this new instrument, the safer you feel that the pros and cons have been weighed in the right way.”
So why not show the world the documentation?
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Now ECB QE is even more priced-in-er-er…
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