Tuesday, April 15, 2014

European Central Bank

European Central Bank officials have become vocal about the strength of the exchange rate and how it weighs on euro-zone inflation. Continued low inflation in the euro zone could pose a threat to the ECB's inflation expectations in the medium term and could force the central bank to implement nonstandard measures such as asset purchases.
"While the comments from policy makers have become decidedly more pointed recently, the lack of action by the ECB thus far should ultimately limit the euro's losses. The single currency is unlikely to fall sharply until the threat of policy response from the ECB becomes more imminent," said Omer Esiner, chief market analyst at Commonwealth Foreign Exchange Inc.,