The Coronavirus In Italy And The ECB: Raising Quantum Of Corporate Bonds Purchases Can Be A Good Response
The sudden rise in covid-19 cases in Italy changes the picture for the European economy. Indeed, the activity restrictions already imposed by the national and regional authorities will be implemented in some of the country’s most crucial regions in terms of output. Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna alone account for 40% of Italian GDP and 6% of total Euro area GDP. AXA IM suspect that the demand-side effects will emerge in the next batches of data and discuss options for the ECB.