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Euro (EUR) Breaking News: Record Inflation Print Turns Up Heat on the ECB

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  • Consumer Prices Rose to 9.1% in August from 8.9% a month earlier.
  • Food Inflation Enters Double Digit Territory.
  • Expectations are for Inflation to Hit Double Digits.

Euro (EUR) Breaking News: Record Inflation Print Turns Up Heat on the ECB


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Eurozone inflation hit a new record in August and is expected to rise further in the coming months. August’s rise in the inflation rate was driven by an acceleration of food, alcohol and tobacco prices, which rose 10.6% on year compared with a 9.8% rise in July, data from Eurostat showed. Expectations are for Eurozone inflation to increase further in the coming months, possibly reaching double digits, amid a renewed surge in natural gas prices. Soaring energy prices even before the start of the heating season and the reversal of some German subsidies suggest that inflation will continue to climb and exceed 10% before a peak around the turn of the year.

Euro (EUR) Breaking News: Record Inflation Print Turns Up Heat on the ECB

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Since last week Friday’s hawkish Jackson Hole Symposium speech by US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, we have seen a notable shift in rhetoric from many European Central Bank (ECB) Members. Council member Joachim Nagel who heads Germany’s Bundesbank, said We shouldn’t delay the next interest-rate steps for fear of a potential recession. This comes on the back of yesterday’s German inflation numbers, which came in slightly above expectations. Consumer prices rose by 8.8% from year ago in July vs Est. 8.8%.

Today’s numbers will only bolster calls for a jumbo interest-rate increase when the European Central Bank meets next week. With markets pricing quite firmly on the hawkish side, currently 70bp is priced in for September and a 160bp by year-end, next week’s central bank meeting is key.


Aug 31, 2022 | DailyFX
Zain Vawda

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