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ECB to raise rates by 0.25%

The key interest rates in the United States (USA) rose another 0.25 percentage points (p.p.), placing the range of the central refinancing rate at 5% to 5.25%, the Federal Reserve (Fed) announced yesterday.

Today, there are also more analysts who anticipate that the European Central Bank (ECB) will do the same, raising its central reference rate from 3.5% to 3.75%, which means that it will be easing the tightening of interest rates, they observe. several analysts. The last rise, in March, was 0.5 percentage points.

Until March, inflation in the euro zone remained very high (well above 8%), but there were already signs that it could weaken thereafter.

That’s what happened: in March, the pace of prices eased a lot, to 6.9%, according to Eurostat.

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