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The ECB Buys £26.75 Bn Of Bonds In April: 41% Italian, 31% French, 16% Spanish, And Just 2.3% German (Under Its Usual Purchase Programm)

Banca March | The European Central Bank expects an economic contraction of 5.5% in 2020 and a recovery in 2021 to growth of 4.3%. In this context of deteriorating growth forecasts, the ECB continues to increase its asset purchases to support the region’s economy. Even though, it does not reveal the composition of the purchases within this specific programme of support for European economies hit by COVID-19, we can take a look at its usual programme of sovereign debt purchases (known as the PSPP).