Peter Praet - European Central Bank


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Our mission is not yet accomplished. We need patience and persistence. We need to be patient, because inflation convergence needs more time to show through convincingly in the
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Jul 19 2017
Peter Praet has been quoted in 17 different articles. Most recently, Peter Praet has been quoted saying, “The upswing is becoming increasingly solid, and continues to broaden across sectors and countries, . The dispersion of growth rates across both countries and sectors is at its lowest level in two decades, reflecting a convergence of growth rates around higher levels.” in an article called ECB set to change language amid sluggish inflation. This is only one of 35 quotes from Peter Praet. To see more examples Peter Praet’s views and opinions, check out the section below. You can filter Peter Praet's quotes by date and by topic to see, for example, what Peter Praet said about Germany recently and in the past.
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Dec 14 2016

Even Germany put public money into the banks at the height of the crisis. At that time, Italy did

Nov 18 2016

Although the euro area recovery is showing signs of resilience, material downside risks remain, mainly stemming from the external environment and significant uncertainties following the outcome of the UK referendum (to leave the EU).feedback

Oct 26 2016

Low potential growth casts a shadow over the long-run economic prospects for the euro area, creating a negative feedback

Oct 06 2016

We therefore remain committed to preserving the very substantial amount of monetary support that is embedded in our staff projections and...remains necessary to secure a return of inflation to (target).feedback

Sep 15 2016

The Eurosystem buys securities from a range of counterparties, including many that are located outside of the euro area and which largely participate in Target 2 via the Bundesbank, leading to additional inflows of central bank money into Germany as a direct result of the asset purchase

Jan 06 2016

Plan B. The ECB is ready to take all measures necessary to bring inflation up to 2 percent. If you print enough money, you get inflation.

Nov 19 2015

At some point you have a problem of credibility and… it means that you have a risk always that markets and households at some point will revise down their long term

Jul 04 2015

The persistence of negative rates over time – two, three years – is something that becomes quite worrisome if you think about the implications for business

May 28 2014

Sure.. Sure.. I think it's very dangerous also to give too many illusions to the public that what creates jobs, what creates wealth is monetary policy. It's always dangerous also to give too much, you know, credit.. which [creates] an illusion that monetary policy can solve all the

May 28 2014

We are looking, as I said, at some of the aspects which is basically putting financial conditions, favorable financial conditions, so that when firms decide to invest they will not have a constraint on the credit

May 28 2014

It's a complicated question. But the first thing is to identify what is the cause of this subdued price pressure. What we see today, in the more recent period, is that the slack factor dominates. The weaker oil price in the low inflationary picture that we

May 28 2014

I think now, the biggest problem as I see it is that a number of households are revising downwards their long term expectations about the future. What will our future be? And that leads to a sort of negative expectation trap.. which is a

May 28 2014

Second, I think we cannot say the ECB didn't intervene. We know from market behavior that we had episodes of fear, real fear of deflationary pressures. That means that households and market participants didn't know how the ECB would react to some crisis

May 28 2014

There is weak demand because a lot of households, a lot of companies, a lot of states have high debt, so they reduce their spending compared to the capacity of the production of the economy. So, you get pressure on the pricing system which are more on the downside, which is a little bit the new environment that we

May 28 2014

Interest rates are going to remain low. Not only today. Interest rates in the US, the long term interest rates have increased in the US because the situation is improving in the US. But we have been able to – contrary to the past – to decouple our interest rates from the US, that means policy remains

May 28 2014

Well, its very difficult because central banks cannot really answer to these questions by just printing money or providing liquidity. It is part of the solution I think, but it's basically recreating positive expectations about the future – which is job opportunity, which is unfortunately structural reform, its education – you know it's all these things, which are much more important of

May 28 2014

The situation in the US and here has been quite different as you know. In the euro area we went into a crisis with very weak crisis management institutions, crisis management for banks for example. In the US you didn't have that. And also much more flexible labour markets in general. So we were in a very difficult

May 28 2014

Now we are starting to get out of this, but a lot of damage has been done. There is a lot of slack in the economy, so there is some price pressure. So it's true that we are not in deflation, but we are in a sort of a situation of sort of slow growth, low inflation and we are not satisfied about that and we said very clearly that we wanted to address that and we are responding to that in our

May 28 2014

Well, I think the governing council meeting will discuss, of course, but there are a number of things you have to see – what is the main impairment in the transmission of your monetary policy. And so, we have margin on rates as you

May 28 2014

More specifically, of course one of the issues that we have identified very much is the transmission via lending to smaller firms in general and so it is indeed true that we are looking at a number of possibilities there. We will see how the discussions go, but we have identified a number of impairments in the transmission of monetary policy and we are working on these

May 28 2014

And it is true, the biggest challenge we have today is to recreate in the public – but that's a more political question – to recreate within the public, positive expectations about the future and that's not what you see today in many countries. It's more disappointment and negative expectations about the

May 28 2014

If supply is bigger than demand so you get some pressure on prices. It's really a sort of barometer that expresses some imbalances on the economy, that's why you should be worried. In a symmetric way, if demand is bigger than supply you get inflation and on the other hand you get some deflationary

May 22 2014

The context we have now is a more structural sort of pressure on prices which is a result of slack in the economy and so we have been taking accommodative monetary policy. We have done that for example by communicating our assessment about the situation, by saying we will have to face a relatively long period of subdued price pressure, related to weak economy, moderate growth and fragile

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