Comment: All eyes on Trichet

All but two of the 43 economists polled by Bloomberg recently expect the European Central Bank (ECB) to keep interest rates at 2.75% this week. All eyes will, however, be on the central bank's president, Jean-Claude Trichet, to see if he alludes to the prospect of an acceleration in monetary-policy tightening further down the line.


Although current expectations are still for rates to remain on hold this week and rise by 25 basis points at the meeting at the end of August

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