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The recent yield rise is a factor of improved outlook, the European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Isabel  Schnabel said on Friday, adding that “this is precisely what we would expect and want to see.”

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“Premature removal of ECB support would be a great mistake.”

“Remaining PEPP envelope “quite large”, doesn’t impose restrictions on the decision; not appropriate time to discuss an increase.”

“Financing conditions remain favorable.”

“Deposit rate cut, new TLTRO, higher tiering multiplier not needed right now.”

“Economy has reached a turning point, short term outlook has improved.”

“Pandemic far from over, either from a health or economic perspective.”