'Firing' euro zone to heat up ECB debate?

Business activity strongest in six years last month as ECB prepares to update forecasts

3rd March, 2017
ECB President Marion Draghi Pic: Getty

The latest economic figures from the euro zone this week are likely to intensify the debate on the future direction of European Central Bank policy ahead of its meeting next week.

The bank has been pumping money into the euro zone economy by buying assets – a policy known as quantitative easing (QE) – and reducing interest rates to record low levels in an effort to stimulate growth and move inflation closer to its target...

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