ECB Monetary Policy Has Not Hurt Bank Profits

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi said Friday that the environment of low rates in the euro zone has not hurt the profits of European banks.”As regards bank profitability, ECB research finds little evidence that our monetary policy is currently doing harm,” Draghi told an audience in Frankfurt.The central bank has been under some criticism from bank managers for keeping interest rates too low for a long time. The lower that interest rates are, the less banks can charge customers for taking out loans. Many CEOs have therefore bemoaned the ultra-loose policy that the central bank has embarked upon.

Source: Draghi says ECB has not hurt banks’ profits – CNBC

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.