RTRS Poll: ECB seen extending QE beyond December

A majority of economist polled by Reuters expect the European Central Bank (ECB) to extend its asset purchases program beyond December.

Key Details:

Economists looking for ECB to extend QE beyond December With a cut to monthly purchase amount

Majority of economists with that view

30/51 economists said French election candidate Macron would be the best choice for French economic growth

EZ GDP to grow 0.4% in each quarter from Q1 2017 through to Q3 2018 unchanged from prev f/cast in March

EZ inflation to average 1.6% in 2017, 1.5% in 2018 also unchanged from March