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November 13th 2007

ECB Still Mulling Rate Hike

At its last meeting, the European Central Bank (ECB) voted to maintain rates at current levels.  Nonetheless, inflation risks persist, and the ECB has not ruled out the possibility of hiking rates at its next meeting. At the same time, the Euro-zone economy is stalling, and the Bank has the onerous task of balancing these risks in trying to facilitate a "Goldilocks" economy. As a result, the ECB is in "information-gathering mode." Additionally, most of this information is publicly available economic data, and forex traders would be wise to do their own research, since the Euro-USD exchange rate outlook is tied closely to the monetary policy outlook. The Guardian Unlimited reports:

The ECB has said that slower growth in the 13-nation region would have an impact on its policy-relevant medium-term inflation outlook, and Gonzalez-Paramo said currency movements were one factor affecting growth.

Read More: ECB still in data-gathering mode

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Posted by Adam Kritzer | in Central Banks, Euro | No Comments »

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