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Analysts at TD Securities point out that the ECB’s June policy meeting yielded an announcement on QE tapering and a commitment to keep policy rates at their current levels until next year.

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“The policy statement published in English committed “interest rates to remain at their present levels at least through the summer of 2019”.”

“Unusually, the French and German translations of the policy statement were subsequently revised. The language in those new translations suggests a rate rise could occur during the summer. This accords with recent statements by some national central bank Governors, as well as leaks to the media earlier today.”