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September 30, 2022

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. September 30, 2022

In this publication you will find, on a weekly basis, our selection of the most relevant news regarding financial regulation.

September 8, 2022

Europe | Front loading and more hikes to come

In the face of recent very high inflation out-turns and risks skewed to the upside, the ECB unanimously hiked each of its three key interest rates by 75 bps. Overall, today’s stance confirm’s ECB’s hawkish bias communicated at the end of the summer and everything points to continued rapid rate rises

July 21, 2022

Europe | ECB: New tool aids bold exit from negative rates as inflation risks intensify

Today decision, this combination of faster rate hikes and a new instrument is most welcome as it signals ECB’s decisive yet prudent approach to monetary policy making in a limiting and highly uncertain environment.

June 9, 2022

Europe | The ECB confirms a series of hikes

The ECB took a decisive step in its monetary policy normalization journey today as it pre-announced a series of interest rate hikes, starting next month. The unanimous decision was accompanied by a notable upward revision to Euro Area’s inflation projections and a downgrade on the growth outlook

April 29, 2022

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. April 29, 2022

In this publication you will find, on a weekly basis, our selection of the most relevant news regarding financial regulation.

February 3, 2022

Europe | Readying to act but not overreact on inflation risks

The ECB left all its key monetary policy settings unchanged today, in turn confirming the decisions taken at the previous meeting, but clearly sounded more concerned about rising upside risks to the inflation outlook. Mrs. Lagarde postponed any eventual reaction to these risks to be addressed during the March meeting

December 16, 2021

ECB WATCH | A faster tapering than expected

The ECB announced, as expected, the end of the PEPP in March, and approved several measures to soothe the cliff edge that this measure implies

October 28, 2021

ECB stands ground against early lift-off, stresses temporality of inflation

The ECB deliberated substantially on two key topical issues concerning markets - 1) the central bank’s view on the drivers and durability of ongoing inflation pressures and 2) the disconnect between ECB’s forward guidance on rates and the market’s timeframe for a lift-off.