Draghi speech:  Factors that have caused weakness are mostly external
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Draghi speech:  Factors that have caused weakness are mostly external

Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, is responding to questions from the press with key quotes  found below.

  • We are in a period of continued weakness.
  • Factors that have caused weakness are mostly external.
  • Governing Council  expressed confidence in baseline.
  • Probability of recessions very low.
  • Deanchoring of inflation expectations also very low.

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The European Central Bank’s president Mario Draghi was born in 1947 in Rome, Italy. Graduated of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Draghi became the president of the European Central Bank in 2011. As part of his job in the Governing Council he gives press conferences in the back of how the  ECB  observes the current European economy. President’s comments may determine positive or negative the Euro’s trend in the short-term. Usually, if he shows a hawkish outlook, that is seen as positive (or bullish) for the EUR, while a dovish is seen as negative (or bearish).

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