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Central banks have everything they need to stop inflation acceleration

Thursday 2 December 2021 Vol.12 Ed.48.4

Commentary: ECB should keep eyes on inflation prize

By Agnès Belaisch and Matteo Cominetta

Should central banks tighten early to combat inflation at the risk of triggering a serious slowdown, or risk higher inflation while propelling growth? This trade-off is easy to face for the European Central Bank. Excluding energy, all components of the euro area inflation basket have grown in line with their 20-year average for the last four months. And the strong tailwind from demand points to a positive outlook for 2022.

Read the full commentary on the website.

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