Boris Vujčić Governor of the Croatian National Bank and thus an European Central Bank Governing Council member. He spoke in an interview, sounding upbeat on achieving a eurozone soft landing.
“If our current projections materialize, then we will have a soft
landing with a low sacrifice ratio, meaning without a recession and
without a significant increase in unemployment”
- “We cannot be
certain that it will stay that way until we reach our goal, but in my
view the soft landing is still a central scenario”
Vujčić is wary of the uncertainty due to the war between
Israel and Hamas, noting there is still a risk that it’ll send energy prices higher. presents a key source of uncertainty as it risks
sending energy costs higher.
On his outlook for rates says its too early to consider rate cuts, and nodded to data dependence:
- “However, we have
to stand ready either for a possibility of rate increases or rate
cuts, depending on incoming data in 2024”
This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at www.forexlive.com. Source