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“The date for a first rate cut is starting to become more clearly visible” and “the arguments in favor of a cut are strengthening.” We can learn this within the minutes of the ECB Governing Council of 6-7 March, which nonetheless provides that on that date the governors had “consensus that it would be premature to discuss a rate cut on this occasion”. In reality, “patience and caution are still needed” relating to the decline in inflation.

Governing Council members who met in Frankfurt on 6-7 March agreed that coverage wants to stay data-dependent. At the identical time, the governors agreed that “although it was wise to wait for incoming data and evidence, the case for considering rate cuts had strengthened”, emerges from the minutes of the assembly printed at present. This consideration – it’s defined – was primarily based on the newest projections of the ECB consultants, on additional progress on the three standards specified by the Governing Council in 2023, on extra contained projection errors and on a extra balanced threat evaluation, «with the date of a primary charge reduce changing into extra clearly seen.”

At the March Governing Council meeting «it was underlined that, in addition to the new macro projections of the ECB staff, the Governing Council will have much more data and information available by the June meeting, especially on salary dynamics. On the contrary, the new information available in time for the April meeting would be much more limited, making it more difficult to have sufficient confidence in the sustainability of the disinflation process by then.”

Doubts remained amongst governors in regards to the sustainability of the disinflationary course of, notably in companies and home inflation, because of the unsure outlook for wage development, productiveness development and revenue margins. To enhance confidence within the sustainable return of inflation to focus on, it was deemed needed for incoming knowledge to substantiate the necessary assumptions and forecasts on these indicators contained within the March ECB knowledgeable projections.–AFHbVTKD