September 4, 2019 / 3:19 PM / 2 months ago

ECB's easing measures work best in a package: Rehn

FILE PHOTO: Governor of the Bank of Finland Olli Rehn in London, Britain, May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank can provide stimulus through a number of instruments but they work best in a package, Finnish central bank chief Olli Rehn told the Eurofi Magazine.

“We can push the policy rate into negative territory, employ forward guidance on the future policy path, purchase a significant stock of assets from a variety of asset classes to lower yields and offer banks targeted loans to ease their funding costs,” Rehn was quoted as saying.

“These measures work as a package, with significant complementarities across the different instruments,” he added.

Reporting by Balazs Koranyi; Editing by Catherine Evans

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