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ECB needs to turn the page on September meeting, Villeroy says

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ECB needs to turn the page on September meeting, Villeroy says
FILE PHOTO: Governor of the Bank of France Francois Villeroy de Galhau delivers a speech to open a conference in Paris, France, July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer   -   Copyright  Philippe Wojazer(Reuters)
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PARIS (Reuters) – ECB policymakers need to put their most recent meeting behind them and move on, ECB governing board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau told Reuters on Friday as divisions over a key decision lingers.

The deep split at the Sept. 12 meeting emerged over restarting bond purchases and has left some policy watchers questioning about the ECB’s resolve.

“The early September Governing Council discussion is now behind us. Everyone legitimately expressed themselves and the decisions were taken there equally legitimately,” Villeroy, who is also governor of the Bank of France, said.

(Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Alison Williams)

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