Tag Archives: Fine-tuning Operations

ECB Market Intervention: The Securities Market Programme (SMP)

Update: As of September 6th, 2012, the SMP was discontinued and the assets held in its accounts were transferred assimilated by the Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) accounts. For a preliminary assessment of the OMT, please check this blog post. Otherwise, … Continue reading

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ECB Monetary Policy Tools – A brief review

Central Banks (CBs) have at their disposal an large range of weaponry they can use to (try to) tame the economy. Given the geographical focus of this blog I will consider only the European Central Bank (ECB) and the monetary … Continue reading

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