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EU Can Only Make the Best of Its Terrible Choices

May 8 (Bloomberg) -- The European Central Bank has deployed almost the last of its depleted supply of conventional monetary stimulus, cutting its benchmark interest rate last week to 0.5 percent from 0.75 percent. Few expect this to make much difference to Europe’s flailing economy, and financial markets were unmoved. If conventional monetary policy is all but used up, what else is there?

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