Continued improvements have been seen in Greece’s monetary and credit dynamics since the ECB adopted an accommodating stance back in June (rate cuts, TLTRO, QE). Indeed, M3 money supply growth recovered from a lacklustre 1.1% yoy in May 2014, to 2.0% in August, then to 4.6% in March 2015.
This improvement to have continued in April – bolstered by the new QE programme – with the closely followed metric probably having risen 4.9% yoyduring that period (bringing the 3-month average to 4.5%), says Societe Generale. The flow of credit to the private sector should continue to depict a strong credit impulse.
“Short term, we see this as supporting higher asset prices rather than higher real GDP growth. The rebound in housing starts and capex remains indeed modest”, notes Societe Generale.
While in the medium term, there is a good chance that the improvement in the outlook will give companies sufficient confidence to start investing and hiring again (the same should hold true for household consumption), although at a modest pace, added Societe Generale.
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