European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council member Isabel Schnabel said on Thursday that they will probably need to raise interest rates further into restrictive territory, as reported by Reuters.
“In the current environment, there is a risk that monetary and fiscal policies may pull in opposite directions.”
“We continue to stand ready to counter fragmentation in financial markets that is not justified.”
“Incoming data so far suggest that the room for slowing down the pace of interest rate adjustments remains limited.”
“The new macroeconomic environment requires a different mix of monetary and fiscal policies.”
“The largest risk for central banks remains a policy that is falsely calibrated on the assumption of a fast decline in inflation.”
These comments failed to trigger a noticeable market reaction and EUR/USD was last seen trading at 1.0410, where it was up 0.15% on the day.