ECB Executive Board Member Urges Reduction in High Inflation Rates in Euro Area Economies

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ECB Executive Board Member Urges Reduction in High Inflation Rates in Euro Area Economies


European Central Bank (ECB) Executive Board member and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board, Frank Elderson, has called for a reduction in the high rate of inflation. Speaking to the media on Thursday, Elderson stated that the rate increase decision made in March was robust and that the ECB will reduce its bond holdings in a balanced manner.


The comments come just ahead of the release of the flash estimate of Spanish inflation data and suggest that the ECB is concerned about the rising inflation rates across the euro area economies. The market reaction to Elderson’s comments has been cautious, with the EUR/USD holding steady just below 1.0850 as investors await the critical inflation reading.


The ECB has been closely monitoring inflation rates across the euro area, with many countries experiencing higher inflation than the ECB’s target of 2%. While the ECB has indicated that it is willing to tolerate higher inflation rates in the short term, it has also indicated that it will take action to bring inflation back to its target in the medium term.


Elderson’s comments suggest that the ECB may be considering additional measures to address rising inflation, although he did not provide specific details. With the flash estimate of Spanish inflation data due to be released soon, investors will be watching closely for any signs of further inflationary pressures across the euro area economies.


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