Banco Central Europeu desce taxas de juro pela primeira vez desde 2016

European Central Bank cuts interest rates for the first time since 2016.

The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to lower interest rates for the first time since 2016 after the tightening cycle of monetary policy that began in 2022, easing loans for households. Get to know the numbers.  

07 Jun 20243 min

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BCE lowers all three interest rates, as predicted by analysts.

The European Central Bank (ECB) decided to lower, for the first time since 2016, the three interest rates, now confirming analysts' predictions.

This decrease will now allow relief in loans for families and companies that had variable rate loans linked to Euribor rates. variable rate financing.

So, according to the information shared by Notícias ao Minuto, the fixed rate for main refinancing operations decreased to 4.25%, the rate for permanent liquidity-providing facility dropped to 4.5%, and the rate for permanent deposit facility went down to 3.75%.

"Since the ECB Council meeting in September 2023, inflation has fallen by more than 2.5 percentage points and inflation prospects have significantly improved," read the explanation from the ECB in the news article.  

"Underlying inflation has also slowed down, reinforcing signs of weakening pressure on prices, with inflation expectations falling at all horizons. Monetary policy has maintained restrictive financing conditions. By attenuating demand and keeping inflation expectations well anchored, this fact has contributed significantly to the decline in inflation," it further reads.

In order to “ensure the timely return of inflation to its medium-term inflation target of 2%”, the ECB reinforces that it will “maintain the key interest rates sufficiently restrictive for as long as necessary”.

"The ECB's governing council will continue to follow a data-dependent approach meeting by meeting in defining the appropriate level and duration of restrictiveness," specifying that "its decisions on interest rates will be based on the assessment of inflation prospects, in light of economic and financial data as they become available, of the dynamics of underlying inflation, and of the robustness of monetary policy transmission," the news article reports.

However, it is still mentioned that the ECB's council does not commit yet to a specific rate trajectory. This is in the context of an increase in inflation in the euro area, two tenths of a percentage point from April to May, reaching 2.6%.  

It should be emphasized that the decrease in interest rates was the first since March 2016, even though it reduced the price of money from 0.5% to 0% and lowered the permanent deposit facility rate to -0.5% in September 2019. This is also the first decrease since the start of the tightening cycle of monetary policy, with 10 consecutive hikes between July 2022 and September 2023.

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