ECB’s Lagarde signals June cut, says future rate path uncertain


Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, at the ECB And Its Watchers conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 20, 2024. 

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European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde on Wednesday reiterated that policymakers will consider bringing interest rates down in June, but sketched an uncertain path beyond that.

“By June we will have a new set of projections that will confirm whether the inflation path we foresaw in our March forecast remains valid,” Lagarde said in a speech in Frankfurt.

The June meeting has been flagged as a potential turning point by many members of the ECB’s Governing Council — which votes on rate moves — as it will…


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