Weapons of Last Resort ECB Considers Extreme Crisis Measures

The European Central Bank wants to spur lending by banks in Southern Europe, but conventional methods have shown little success so far. On Thursday, ECB officials will consider monetary weapons that were previously considered taboo.
The ECB's headquarters in Frankfurt: What weapons does the central bank still have at its disposal for combatting the euro crisis?

The ECB's headquarters in Frankfurt: What weapons does the central bank still have at its disposal for combatting the euro crisis?

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