Hierbij een commentaar van Johannes Müller, Head Macro Research bij de Duitse vermogensbeheerder DWS na afloop van de ECB-bijeenkomst:
"Despite a slight downward revision of the 2018 and 2019 staff projections, the ECB seems to feel comfortable with its outlook of ongoing solid and broad-based economic growth. The only noticeable change in the statement was a somewhat higher emphasis on rising wage growth. The ECB still sees risks to the outlook as broadly balanced, with uncertainties stemming from rising protectionism, and additionally now from vulnerabilities in Emerging Markets and volatility in financial markets.
In the Q&A session, President Draghi was given the opportunity to make some supporting comments regarding Italy, but refrained from doing so. He merely made it clear that he doesn’t see protecting Italy from “financial market attacks” as the ECB’s business.
What is still missing are details about the reinvestment policy. President Draghi once again jokingly said that this wasn’t discussed, and the Governing Council even hasn’t discussed when to discuss it.”