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At an emergency meeting, the ECB announced additional monetary stimulus, just one week after the Council unveiled its previous easing package, analysts at Rabobank inform.

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“The ECB has announced another EUR 750bn in asset purchases, in a specific envelope it calls the ‘pandemic emergency purchase programme’.”

“The fiscal plans announced by Eurozone governments removed the ECB’s objections against further easing.”

“The flipside of the fiscal stimulus is a rise in sovereign yields across the board, but mostly so in peripheral Europe. This is negatively affecting financial conditions in Eurozone markets.”