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The ECB sees inflation landing in 2024

By Leonidas Stergiou Two speeches and interviews by ECB officials days before the September 8 meeting put a brake on expectations of sharp interest rate hikes. The chief economist of the ECB, Philip Lane, from Spain and the...

Christine Lagarde: From crisis to crisis we become stronger

By Morgane Miel Since November 1, 2019 – the date of her appointment as head of the European Central Bank (ECB) – Christine Lagarde has been shared between the 19 countries of the European Union that use...

EKT and the ‘ghosts’ of 2012

In Europe we are experiencing a new déjà vu. It was almost a year ago that Christine Lagarde promised that the European Central Bank had learned from the mistakes of previous crises and would not...

Lagarde: The ECB will raise interest rates until inflation drops to 2%

The European Central Bank will continue raising interest rates until inflation falls back to its 2% target, Bank President Christine Lagarde said in an interview with Germany's Funke Mediengruppe published today, Friday. As Reuters comments, it is...

Lagarde: All countries eligible for new TPI tool – High inflation to last

The upgraded assessment of inflation risks, combined with the enhanced support provided by the new TPI government bond tool, led to the ECB's decision to raise interest rates more, Bank chief Christine Lagarde explained. At the...

ECB: Increase interest rates by 50 basis points

The European Central Bank announced its first interest rate hike in 11 years, opting for the most aggressive path of 50 basis points amid ever-increasing concerns about the impact of rising prices on households, companies and...