ECB expected to deliver first-ever 75bp rate hike

ECB President Christine Lagarde February 2022

The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected by most analysts to deliver its first-ever 75 basis point interest rate increase on September 8.

Inflation reached a new record high of 9.1% in August, way over the 2% target. Energy prices remained the main factor boosting prices in the region. According to official statistics, this component increased year on year by 38.3%.

Nonetheless, there are increasing signals of wider inflationary pressures. Indeed, core inflation was 4.3%, up from 4% in July

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