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Eurozone : ECB Minutes  
Definition
The European Central Bank (ECB) meets about every six weeks to determine the appropriate stance of monetary policy. The precise details of the policy deliberations are kept secret for thirty years but, since the 22nd January 2015 meeting, summary version of the minutes have been made available around four weeks after the discussions have taken place.
 

Why Investors Care
The minutes provide a key insight into what the ECB is focusing upon when setting policy. As such they potentially can have a sizeable impact upon investor sentiment; especially at times when speculation is rife about a possible near-term change in official interest rates and/or non-conventional monetary policy instruments.

Frequency
About every six weeks

Source
European Central Bank

Availability
Around four weeks after the meeting.

Coverage
Previous month.

Revisions
Not applicable


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