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ECB Insight: No Signals, No Flags, No Guidance, No Promises

By David Barwick – FRANKFURT (Econostream) – It is a struggle to come up with much about the European Central Bank Governing Council’s current policy stance that monetary authorities are likely to want to change this week. The key interest rates should figure near the bottom of any list.

16 July 2024

ECB: Net Tightening in Loans to Firms Expected in 2H2024

By Isabel Teles – FRANKFURT (Econostream) – The European Central Bank’s latest Bank Lending Survey (BLS), released on Tuesday, showed further tightening in 1H of credit standards for loans to enterprises, and that euro area banks continued to expect a net tightening in lending conditions for the remainder of the year.

16 July 2024

ECB: Firms Expect Moderation in Selling Prices and Wage Increases

By Isabel Teles – FRANKFURT (Econostream) – The European Central Bank’s Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises (SAFE), released Monday, showed that euro area firms expect price and wage increases to moderate and inflation to decline over a one-year horizon.

15 July 2024

ECB’s Knot: AI Could Be Beneficial, Given the Right Regulations

By Isabel Teles – FRANKFURT (Econostream) – European Central Bank Governing Council member Klaas Knot on Thursday said that appropriate policies were necessary to guarantee that artificial intelligence (AI) contributed positively to the economy.

11 July 2024