A PEPP talk like no other: Important decisions for the European Central Bank to make

Will interest rates rise – and at what pace?

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Jeremy Batstone-Carr of Raymond James
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Jeremy Batstone-Carr of Raymond James

The European Central Bank (ECB) governing council is meeting again on Thursday, a full six weeks since its last get-together, to review and set regional monetary conditions and, importantly, to update its economic forecasts for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.

At the conclusion of its 22 April meeting, ECB policymakers elected to maintain key regional interest rates on hold at record low levels. Despite the vaccine roll-out, economic unlocking and a pronounced...

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