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Euro Area Policies : Selected Issues Paper

Published: July 25, 2013
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Summary: This Selected Issues paper on Euro Area Policies 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights the monetary transmission mechanism and monetary policies. The European Central Bank has announced the Outright Monetary Transactions framework to address severe distortions in sovereign bond markets and safeguard monetary transmission. The cost of unsecured bond issuance remains elevated for both core and periphery banks, but there is a growing divergence between the two, driven mainly by rising periphery spreads. Weak growth and high levels of private balance sheet debt in the periphery are weighing on the health of bank balance sheets.
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Series: Country Report No. 13/232
Subject(s): Monetary policy | Monetary transmission mechanism | Current account | Export performance | Debt reduction | Private sector | Public sector | Economic models | Selected issues | Euro Area
    Published:   July 25, 2013        
    ISBN/ISSN:   9781484347850/1934-7685   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   1EUREA2013013   Pages:   72
    Price:   US$18.00
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