Should continue with 50bp rate hikes


European Central Bank (ECB) policymaker Gediminas Simkus said on Tuesday that the ECB should continue with 50 basis points (bps) rate hikes amid growing wage pressures, as reported by Bloomberg.

Simkus further added that reaching the peak policy rate before summer ‘may be unlikely’ and noted that strong core inflation shows that their battle against inflation is not over yet.

Market reaction

EUR/USD edged slightly higher with the initial reaction to these comments and was last seen posting small daily gains at 1.0875.