The question marks over the ECB's QE program

If the ECB pushes the QE button it will be a clear admission of desperation. What's not clear is whether QE will spark the spending and investment the region so desperately needs.

The European Central Bank is expected to unveil its version of quantitative easing this week, as Europe makes it latest attempt to stave off deflation and recession. The convoluted nature of the eurozone, however, will complicate and potentially compromise the structure and impact of the ECB’s actions.

Even before the ECB has unveiled what is expected to be a €500 billion-plus sovereign bond-buying program, there have been some unintended and quite dramatic consequences.

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