Here we go. First to talk about cuts while Lagarde is still talking higher for longer. freak show ((:
ECB's de Cos: We certainly can't rule out cuts. I do not want to and cannot confirm them either; Underlying inflation is now easing
ECB's de Cos:— DailyFX Team Live (@DailyFXTeam) September 22, 2023
-We certainly can't rule out cuts. I do not want to and cannot confirm them either
-Underlying inflation is now easing, so we seem to have finally turned corner
-interest rate level if maintained for sufficiently long is broadly consistent with achieving target
Added at 9:13am
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