Graphic: Surging euro, vanishing inflation – Five questions for the ECB

Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting should be anything but dull: the euro is surging, inflation is negative for the first time since 2016 and there is heightened uncertainty about the coronavirus as the number of new cases edges higher.

No major policy moves are expected since the ECB has acted aggressively to shore up an economy tipped to shrink around a tenth in 2020 due to COVID-19.

But pressure to act again soon is rising. Here are five key questions for markets.

Dhara Ranasinghe, Ritvik Carvalho | Reuters

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