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They Said it - Recent Monetary Policy Comments Made by ECB Governing Council Members

By David Barwick – FRANKFURT (Econostream) – The following is a reasonably complete compendium of the most recent comments made by European Central Bank Governing Council members with respect to monetary policy. The frequency of updates will correspond approximately to the frequency with which relevant comments are made.

20 January 2022

ECB Insight: Meeting Account Confirms Lagarde Played Down Upside Inflation Concerns

By David Barwick – FRANKFURT (Econostream) – The account of the European Central Bank’s policy meeting of 15-16 December, released by the ECB on Thursday, suggested that reasonably widely held views of the inflation outlook expressed at the gathering got relatively little airtime at the subsequent press conference by President Christine Lagarde - or since.

20 January 2022

ECB’s de Cos: Unlikely to See Rate Hike in 2022

By David Barwick – FRANKFURT (Econostream) – The European Central Bank is unlikely to hike interest rates this year, ECB Governing Council member Pablo Hernández de Cos said Thursday.

20 January 2022