Thursday 26.04.2018, ECB took key statement about Deposit and Interest Rate decision. The forecast was fulfilled. It was expected that ECB won’t change the important numbers. Rates stay unchanged and ECB keeps QE pledge.

Rates remain unchanged:

  • Main refinancing operations: 0.00%
  • Marginal lending facility: 0.25%
  • Deposit facility: -0.40%

Here is the main statement:

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40% respectively. The Governing Council expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels for an extended period of time, and well past the horizon of the net asset purchases.

Regarding non-standard monetary policy measures, the Governing Council confirms that the net asset purchases, at the current monthly pace of €30 billion, are intended to run until the end of September 2018, or beyond, if necessary, and in any case until the Governing Council sees a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation consistent with its inflation aim. The Eurosystem will reinvest the principal payments from maturing securities purchased under the asset purchase programme for an extended period of time after the end of its net asset purchases, and in any case for as long as necessary. This will contribute both to favourable liquidity conditions and to an appropriate monetary policy stance.

Traders take it positive. After this statement, euro jumps.

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