ECB worried inflation hasn't slowed with economy

The European Central Bank is concerned that inflation in the euro zone hasn't slowed as much as growth has this year, Chief Economist and Executive Board member Otmar Issing said in a newspaper interview.

"It is, in effect, one of our worries that in the context of a slowdown in real activity, inflation hasn't declined in the same fashion," Issing was quoted as saying in Wednesday's edition of French daily Le Figaro.

This points to a "big inertia" in euro-zone consumer prices, he added.

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