ECB shifts into crisis mode as coronavirus bites eurozone economy
15 March 2020 | 9:49 am
The COVID-19 shock to the global economy is forcing the European Central Bank to open its monetary spigots further. But unlike in previous crises, the ECB is short of ammunition as it faces a looming recession.
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