Eurozone inflation increased above the European Central Bank’s target for the first time in four years, Eurostat’s figures showed on Thursday. Inflation accelerated to 2 % in February from 1.8 % in January. A similar higher rate was last seen in January 2013. Markets expected prices to rise 1.9 %.
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PARIS | Francesco Saraceno | What I’d like to express here is my jealousy for the discussions (and the confrontation) that we observe in the US about rate rises. These discussions are a sideproduct, a very positive one if you ask me, of the institutional design of the Fed.