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ECB May Still Decide on End of QE Despite Ukraine, Makhlouf Says

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Gabriel Makhlouf,

Gabriel Makhlouf,

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The crisis over Ukraine probably won’t keep the European Central Bank from agreeing on a faster wind-down of asset purchases at its next policy meeting, though the prospects for an interest-rate hike are less clear, Governing Council member Gabriel Makhlouf said.