Furthering the U.S. Euro divide on financial crisis (non)response, the ECB is not having any more of this private asset buying crap. And, you will be happy to know, the incident many refer to as a “credit crunch” or “credit crisis” is absolutely, positively over. Got it? Over. Done. Finished. Ceased to be.
European Central Bank Governing Council member Axel Weber said he sees “no need” for the ECB to buy further private assets to support lending.
“I currently don’t see the need for outright purchases of further private debt obligations,” Weber said in a speech in Munich today. “There is no credit crunch in the euro area; therefore, there is no reason why we should surpass the banking system with our monetary-policy instruments.”
Well, since that’s over….
ECB’s Weber Sees ‘No Need’ for More Purchases of Private Debt [Bloomberg]