LONDON (Reuters) - The divergence of views at the top of the European Central Bank about restarting its bond buying programme is a normal aspect of decision making and shouldn’t be hidden, the ECB’s chief economist Philip Lane said on Monday.
“It is natural, every central banker bank I know has a range of views at the moment,” Lane, who acts as the ECB’s chief economist, said at an event at Bloomberg in London.
“It would be fake to suppress that there is a range of views”.
The ECB cut rates deeper into negative territory last week and promised bond purchases with no end-date in a bid to reverse the renewed slow down in the euro zone’s economy nearly a decade after the bloc’s debt crisis.
Reporting by Ritvik Carvalho; editing by Marc Jones