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News : EU Economy Last Updated: Jun 30, 2011 - 5:47 AM

Trichet again signals ECB's plan to raise benchmark interest rate next week
By Finfacts Team
Jun 29, 2011 - 6:26 AM

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European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet on Tuesday used a key code to signal an impending rise in the benchmark interest rate when the ECB's governing board will meet next week.

"You know as far as we are concerned, the governing council of the ECB, that we are in a very strong vigilance mode," Trichet told a news conference held in Amsterdam with Korea's central bank governor.

The ECB president had used the code "strong vigilance" at the June 9 meeting of the governing council that had set the stage for a July rate increase of 0.25% to 1.50%.

On Monday, the ECB's German executive board member, Jürgen Stark, said the central bank was ready to raise interest rates for a second time.

"We are very vigilant," Stark said in a speech in Hamburg.
"We are ready not to leave the interest-rate increase from April stand by itself."

The consumer price index for Germany is expected to rise by 2.3% in June 2011 compared with June 2010, according to Destatis, the federal statistics office. The CPI is expected rise 0.1% on May 2011.

Eurozone annual inflation was 2.7% in May compared with the ECB's 2.0% target.

In Amsterdam, when asked about the French proposal to roll over some Greek debt, Trichet told reporters the ECB was looking at this but added: "It is the responsibility of the governments ... it is being examined, there are several proposals that are being examined. We will see when we have the results of this examination but again we are observing what's going on."

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