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Apr 16, 2014

Low inflation to linger for years in euro zone

By Sumanta Dey

(Reuters) – The euro zone is set for at least two more years of low inflation, held down by a strong currency and anemic economic and jobs growth, and still faces a very real threat of deflation, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

While the inflation forecasts are mostly in line with the European Central Bank’s predictions, they show the difficulty the bank will have in reversing the trend of falling inflation given that its key interest rates are already at or near zero.

Apr 16, 2014

Low inflation to linger for years in euro zone – Reuters poll

By Sumanta Dey

(Reuters) – The euro zone is set for at least two more years of low inflation, held down by a strong currency and anaemic economic and jobs growth, and still faces a very real threat of deflation, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

While the inflation forecasts are mostly in line with the European Central Bank’s predictions, they show the difficulty the bank will have in reversing the trend of falling inflation given that its key interest rates are already at or near zero.

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Feb 27, 2014

Calls grow louder for ECB to print money: Reuters poll

By Sumanta Dey

(Reuters) – The European Central Bank may be forced to print money this year to fight off deflation risks and boost what remains very fragile economic growth, according to a growing minority of economists polled by Reuters.

A third – 26 of 78 economists – have also penciled in a cut in the refinancing rate from the current 0.25 percent at the ECB’s March 6 meeting. Most expect a reduction of 5 to 15 basis points mirroring the Bank of Japan’s interest rate moves.

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      "Sumanta Dey is poll and economic data correspondent for Asia on the Reuters Polls team. Based out of Bangalore, he is responsible for overseeing polling efforts in the region as well as handling several key projects. He first joined the Bangalore newsroom in 2006 and returned after a stint at software giant Infosys, where he managed analytics projects of a global consumer products manufacturer. He holds an economics degree from Bangalore University."
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