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ECB announces monetary policy measures to enhance the functioning of the monetary policy transmission mechanism
In pursuing its price stability mandate, the Governing Council of the ECB has today announced measures to enhance the functioning of the monetary policy transmission mechanism by supporting lending to the real economy. In particular, the Governing Council has decided:

To conduct a series of targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTROs) aimed at improving bank lending to the euro area non-financial private sector [1], excluding loans to households for house purchase, over a window of two years.

To intensify preparatory work related to outright purchases of asset-backed securities (ABS).

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jun 5th, 2014 at 10:15:30 AM EST
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