A journalist for almost 10 years, I cover the European Central Bank and the German economy for Bloomberg News in Frankfurt. In a previous life I covered the Vatican for 7 years for several Italian and American media, including Time magazine and Religion News Service. I also worked in radio and as...
The European Central Bank’s policy guidance will focus increasingly on interest rates as the end of quantitative easing nears, Executive Board member Peter Praet said. “Policy rates will eventually regain their status as the main instrument of policy, and our forward guidance will revert to a singular approach,” Praet said in a speech in Frankfurt on Wednesday.
Communication and transparency has become a far more important issue for central bankers since the financial crisis, when they were forced into uncharted territory in a bid to pull their respective economies out of recession. Pushing their mandates to the extreme led to criticism of their powers and questions over whether they were straying too far.
More transparent communication on monetary policy intentions is effective and probably here to stay, four of the world’s most-powerful central bankers agreed on Tuesday. At a debate on communication in Frankfurt, officials in charge of half the world’s economy -- including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen -- were in general accord on the use of so-called forward guidance as a monetary-policy tool, though with the acceptance that it can have its limits.
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