ECB hikes interest rate for the first time in 11 years

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          On Thursday, 21st July 2022, the European Central Bank announced to raise the interest rate by 0.50%. This is the first time since 2011 which has raised interest rates, and from the announcement, it would begin to be effective on 27th July 2022. The cause of the ECB to raise its interest rates is because annual inflation in the European Union rose to 9.6% in June, reaching 8.6% for 19 countries that use the euro, and another factor is the surging of energy prices.

          After the ECB announced raising interest rates, ECB denied providing a definitive direction of the rate raises in the future. Christine Lagarde, ECB president said “From now on we will make our monetary policy decisions on a data-dependent basis, We will operate month-by-month and step-by-step. What happens in September is going to depend on what data we have for September.”

          However, We have to keep an eye on the interest rates in Europe that would affect the world economy together with the other trends of consumer prices, energy prices or the way to release the economic recession that would happen in the future.

Published 27/07/2022

By Windy K.