The European Central Bank decided to leave all three interest rates unchanged as expected. The rates are as follows:

  • Main refinancing facility: 0%
  • Deposit facility: -0.4%
  • Marginal lending facility: 0.25%

Besides the decision on rates we present the most important references included in the statement:

  • QE running until the end of December or beyond if needed
  • QE can be increased in size, duration if outlook worsens
  • QE to run until inflation path has sustainably adjusted

Key remarks with regard to the QE have been left which means the ECB seems to have no crafted plan considering tapering. The press conference will begin at 1:30 pm BST.