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European Central Bank increases interest rate The European Central Bank (ECB) announced a further rate increase of 50 basis points, despite the current backdrop of market turmoil in the banking sector. The ECB had previously signalled it would be raising rates again at its March meeting – and it did! Pressure InitialRead More →

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Scheduled events Australia unemployment data comes in far better than expected creating nearly 29,000 jobs against consensus of 15,000. EU – ECB interest rate decision due at: 12:45 GMT followed by monetary policy statement at: 13:30 GMT U.S. – Unemployment ‘jobless’ claim data due at: 13:30 GMT Japan – BoJRead More →

European Central Bank

ECB holds rates at 0% and keeps its forward guidance unchanged The European Central Bank (ECB) kept rates unchanged on Thursday, in what marked President Mario Draghi’s last monetary policy meeting before Christine Lagarde takes over. Lower growth The euro zone is seeing lower growth – in part held back by globalRead More →