March 19, 2020 / 7:13 AM / 12 days ago

New ECB measures should show Europe is determined to overcome crisis: Altmaier

FILE PHOTO: German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier attends a news conference after a meeting with the economy ministers from Germany's 16 states to discuss the economic impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin, Germany March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Central Bank’s (ECB) latest monetary stimulus will hopefully show the markets that Europe is determined overcome the coronavirus crisis, Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Thursday.

“I hope these measures will also make it clear to the stock markets, to the markets today that Europe will protect its interests and Europe is determined to overcome this crisis”, he told Deutschlandfunk radio in an interview.

Reporting by Scot W. Stevenson; Editing by Riham Alkousaa

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