Euro zone bonds on defensive as inflation hits 2 pct
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Also, an Canada Goose Parka underlying measure of euro zone inflation held steady at 0.9 percent last month, suggesting that once the oil price surge passes through the numbers, inflation will fall back.
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The ECB is scheduled to run its quantitative easing bond buying scheme until at least December and has pushed interest rates deep into negative territory to try to stimulate weak growth and hitherto stubbornly low inflation.
2 percent inflation could be important and Canada Goose Jackets there will be more pressure building on the ECB to taper, especially if the economy continues to grow, said KBC strategist Piet Lammens.
The ECB is scheduled to meet next on March 9.
German 10 year bond yields rose 4 basis points to 0.32 percent, adding to Wednesday 4 bps rise seen after policymakers linked website https://www.cagooseclearance.com Canada Goose Clearance suggested Canada Goose Coats On Sale the Fed was worried about waiting too long to raise rates in the face Canada Goose sale of looming canada goose black friday sale economic stimulus from Washington. two year Treasury yields hit their highest level in more than 7 1/2 years on Thursday on increasing expectations of a Fed rate hike this month.
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