Latest Reuters poll has economists looking for ECB to extend QE beyond December

Author: Mike Paterson | Category: News

Results of a Reuters poll published a short while ago 20 April

  • with a cut to monthly purchase amount
  • majority of economists  with that view
  • 30/51 economists said French election candidate Macron would be best choice for French economic growth
  • EZ GDP to grow 0.4% in each Qtr from Q1 2017 through to Q3 2018 unchanged from prev f/cast in March
  • EZ inflation to average 1.6% in 2017, 1.5% in 2018 also unch from March

Meanwhile euro still feeling the love and EURUSD trying to chew through offers around 1.0750 with EURGBP up through 0.8380 and EURJPY 117.15