Banking and Capital Markets

Interest rates: Five key questions facing the European Central Bank as it plans first increase in 11 years

The European Central Bank is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in 11 years. Image: Unsplash/Charlotte Venema

Dhara Ranasinghe
Stefano Rebaudo
EMEA Finance and Markets Correspondent, Reuters
Vincent Flasseur
Financial Graphics Editor, Reuters
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ECB monetary policy
The ECB has already flagged a 25 basis point (bps) rate rise to contain inflation running at a record high 8.6%. Image: Reuters Graphics/Refinitiv Datastream

Italian bind yield spread.
A political crisis in Italy is putting more upward pressure on Italian borrowing costs. Image: Reuters Graphics/Refinitiv Datastream

Eurozone inflation vs long term market expectations.
A larger ECB rate hike in September could still be on the cards. Image: Reuters Graphics/Refinitiv Datastream

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Eurozone composite PMIs.
The euro zone economy is expected to grow 1.4% next year versus 2.3% previously. Image: Reuters Graphics/Refinitiv Datastream
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Euro vs US dollar and parity.
The euro's fall to parity against the dollar poses a problem for the ECB. Image: Reuters Graphics/Refinitiv Datastream/ECB
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