ECB GoverningCouncil member Klaas Knot said on Sunday, “we will take a significant interest step again in December,” adding that next hike would either be 50bps or 75bps.
He said, “we are not in even half-time yet” in the fight against inflation. “We are still returning interest rates towards their neutral level, for which we will also need the December meeting.”
“From 2023 we will play the second half, with smaller interest rate steps and by shrinking our balance sheet,” he said. “Then we will be in the zone where we will effectively cool down the economy, which is necessary to bring inflation down from 10% to 2% in the next 18 to 24 months.”