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3 Takeaways From Today's ECB Meeting

03:25pm, Thursday, 06'th Jun 2024
The European Central Bank cut interest rates by 25bps, bringing the deposit rate down to 3.75%. Inflation is expected to come in at 2.5% in 2024, 2.2% in 2025 and 1.9% in 2026.
Declining inflation and slower growth have contributed to the rising potential for rate cuts in Europe. Eurozone core inflation has been coming down more quickly than similar measures in the U.S. and
Eurozone GDP grew by 0.3% in the first quarter, and that's the strongest growth since the third quarter of 2022 when the energy crisis started.
Business activity in the euro area came close to stabilising in March, as provisional PMI® survey data registered only a marginal decline in output of goods and services.

The Eurozone Economy Is Bottoming Out

05:30pm, Thursday, 08'th Feb 2024
The eurozone escaped a technical recession, and a number of indicators suggest the economy is now bottoming out. The ECB is expected to cut rates from June onwards, but more cautiously than the market

ECB In Little Rush To Cut Rates

06:50pm, Thursday, 25'th Jan 2024
The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged, without conveying any urgency to start cutting rates in the next few months. It seems most likely that June or July would be the preferred time
Business activity in the euro area fell at the slowest rate for six months in January, according to provisional PMI survey data. The PMI in fact suggests that the Eurozone is enduring its deepest cont
Europe managed to avoid an energy crisis despite the Ukraine war, with inflation under control and interest rates peaking. The European Central Bank is expected to lead interest rate cuts, followed by

ECB Preview: Resisting The Pushback

07:46pm, Tuesday, 16'th Jan 2024
The first question for next week's European Central Bank meeting is how the Bank will react to current market pricing. The second, however, is why should the ECB react to current market pricing.

European Golden Cross

12:30am, Saturday, 06'th Jan 2024
Like their peers in the US, European stocks enjoyed quite a rally over the last two months of the year. In early December the STOXX 600 broke out above the resistance of the summer highs, and while mo
As European inflation rates converge with targets, markets expect rate cuts. But central banks are set on a decisive victory over inflation. As expected, the Bank of England left the bank rate unchang
The European Central Bank (ECB) kept its key policy rates on hold today for the second consecutive meeting. The interest rate on the main refinancing operations, the marginal lending facility, and the
The ECB will almost surely keep rates on hold at the December meeting. The question is to what extent it will align with the market's aggressive pricing for rate cuts in 2024.
The ECB hike cycle seems over, but the shockwaves of tightening will still shape the eurozone economy in 2024. Traditional lags in transmission are now accompanied by longer ones in average interest b

ECB Preview: The Long Dovish Shift

11:00pm, Wednesday, 06'th Dec 2023
Next week's challenge for the European Central Bank is how to keep all options open without sounding too dovish but also not too detached from reality. The weak macro economic backdrop no longer justi
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