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ECB: Northern States vs. Southern 'Club Med'

Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:40 AM ET

"(Draghi) is probably going to deliver some relaxation of collateral standards," Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, told CNBC. He argued that Northern Europe wants this because it could turn pan-euro zone risk into a national sovereign risk. "This is what the Northern countries want... they feel that if they go anywhere down the route which looks like QE, they will purely provide incentives for the 'Club Med group,' including France, not to institute the sort of structural reforms which they failed to do for the past 12 to 13 years."