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January’15 Financial & Fiscal Features Newsletter

ECB QE? Will banks avoid Russia?

Friday 9 January 2015, by Gordon Kerr, John Butler, with Enrico Colombatto

Only two countries remain opposed to QE, although even they realise that measures about to be implemented are QE in all aspects but the name. Meanwhile, ground is being prepared for ECB to shift blame if “unconventional stimulus” ends up not working.
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Russian sanctions work. Or so we are led to believe. However, it would be a mistake to underestimate the preparedness of EU banks (and bankers) to sidestep official sanctions and participate on the market. After all, Russia’s collateral may be sounder than that of EU governments…

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