Mario Draghi won’t follow his unexpected interest-rate cut with new liquidity injections into the financial system next month, economists say.
While a majority in a Bloomberg survey say the European Central Bank’s most probable next move is a measure such as long-term loans, 77 percent of those see it happening in the first or second quarter of 2014. Just 9 percent see Draghi taking action in December.
The ECB’s surprise policy move this month, which most respondents in the survey said was warranted, took the benchmark rate to a record low of 0.25 percent. That’s sparked speculation among economists and investors how far policy makers are prepared to go if inflation, already less than half of the ECB’s target, slows further, or the economic recovery weakens.
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