European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, speaking at the ECB Forum on Central Banking, that the resolution of the current bottlenecks is uncertain and should fade during the first half of next year.
According to Lagarde, the Eurozone could be back at pre-pandemic levels by year-end. She mentioned they would be watching wage negotiations in the region. Regarding inflation, she explained expectations have gone up but are still distant from their targets. She has not seen any signs of “contamination” of second-round effects.
Market participants have ignored comments from the ECB panel amid no surprises. The key driver of the forex market continues to be the stronger US dollar. The EUR/USD pair is down almost a hundred pips, testing 1.1600.
Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.
If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.
FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.
The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.