Extra virus curbs in eurozone to extend financial uncertainty, Lagarde says (NYSEARCA:VGK)

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New measures being taken to curb the unfold of COVID-19 infections within the euro space will increase uncertainty for both companies and families, mentioned European Central Financial institution President Christine Lagarde in a digital panel dialogue with heads of central banks from the U.Okay. China, and Japan.

The brand new restrictions’ results on providers sector are particularly regarding as because it accounts for 75% of employment within the 19-nation, she mentioned. That might gradual the restoration and enhance inequality within the area.

“The restoration stays unsure, uneven, and incomplete,” Lagarde mentioned throughout the panel dialogue. “It  is obvious that each fiscal assist and financial coverage assist have to stay in place for so long as mandatory and ‘cliff results’ have to be prevented.”

Lower than two weeks earlier than the ECB’s subsequent coverage assembly, the financial outlook for the euro-area has been eroding after nations added curfews and different restrictions to cease the unfold of the virus.

Compare the total return of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) with Invesco CurrencyShares Euro Belief ETF (NYSEARCA:FXE) and the S&P 500 over the previous yr:

ETFs: VGK, FXE, FEZ, EUO, HEDJ

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