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buying Weidmann - Do not see any widespread deterioration in financing conditions

15:08  03 march  2021
15:08  03 march  2021 Source:   de.reuters.com

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Frankfurt (Reuters) - From the point of view of Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, the recent rise in government bond yields in the euro area does not currently have a major impact on the financing costs of companies, households and states.

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There is no significant deterioration in the financing conditions to be seen, said Weidmann on Wednesday at the virtual press conference. "The financing conditions are still very favorable by historical standards." However, the monetary authorities should keep an eye on developments and carefully analyze the background.

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The yields on government bonds of the euro countries had recently climbed upwards. This had fueled concerns that borrowing costs could rise in the pandemic and slow down the hoped-for recovery. Basically, according to Weidmann, the European Central Bank has the tools to respond to the surge. The euro watchdogs are able to flexibly adjust the volumes of their billion dollar bond purchase program PEPP at any time. "It is precisely because of this high level of uncertainty in the crisis that we have designed the PEPP with greater flexibility than other programs in order to be able to react again and again to developments that are difficult to foresee, but which can also occur in the current situation."

Not every increase in financing costs is a problem in terms of monetary policy, said Weidmann. This applies, for example, if inflation expectations were to rise. "Then of course that would not be a development that we would counter if it were then reflected in the nominal interest rates."

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