A sign for the European Central Bank (ECB) outside the bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023.
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European Central Bank policymakers are reconsidering the path of interest rate hikes in light of last month’s banking turmoil, but remain committed to reining in core inflation.
Contagion fears set in motion by the collapse of U.S.-based Silicon Valley Bank in early March led to the downfall of several other regional lenders stateside, and culminated in the emergency rescue of Credit Suisse by fellow Swiss giant UBS in Europe.
Though panic at the time led to a flight of investors and depositors from the global banking sector, the…