Thursday was the most interesting day of the week as ECB president Draghi announced the central bank’s interest rate decision. Not only was the main refinancing rate cut with ten basis points to 0.15%, but, more interesting, the ECB decided that it will charge banks for depositing funds at the ECB. Deflation fears led to this historic policy change: the ECB is the first major central bank to

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