ICYMI: ECB’s Nagel says eurozone core inflation is stubborn, need interest rates kept high

Germany’s Bundesbank President (and European Central Bank Governing Council member) Nagel is, as you would expect, a persistent hawk.

In a statement on Friday, ICYMI:

  • “We expect high inflation in the euro area to weaken, but it is not over yet.”
  • “Core inflation is stubborn, so our monetary policy needs to be even more stubborn. We need staying power.”
  • “We need interest rates to be high enough and we need to keep them there for as long as necessary.”

He didn’t lock in his view on a September European Central Bank rate hike.

Meetings ahead for the ECB for the balance of this year:

This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at www.forexlive.com. Source