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Economic prospects brighten even as ECB is set to start bond buying

Focus may shift to ending stimulus programme if the recovery continues and inflation hits ECB target
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 05:50
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Mr Draghi is expected to unveil in two days the ECB's growth and inflation forecasts for 2017

Frankfurt

THE euro area economy has taken a step in the right direction.

While improving conditions over the past month won't change ECB president Mario Draghi's plan to start buying government bonds within days, continued economic recuperation may well stir a debate about when to