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

  • The countries most vulnerable to contagion are the ones with the weakest fundamentals.
  • Spillover from Turkey, Argentina have not been substantial.
  • Forecasts include only implemented protectionist measures, not threats.
  • Rising protectionism is a source of uncertainty.

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About Mario Draghi

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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