Euro-Area Note Yields Slip to Record Lows Before ECB Decision

  • Economists surveyed by Bloomberg predict boost to stimulus
  • Inflation in region remains well below central bank's goal

Why the Fed and ECB Are in Different Rate Cycles

Euro-area government bonds advanced as a report showed the region’s inflation rate in November was unexpectedly unchanged, and close to zero, adding weight to speculation European Central Bank policy makers will expand their asset-purchase program at a meeting in Frankfurt Thursday.

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