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ECB Officials Increasingly See Rate Exceeding Zero This Year

  • Policy makers are publicly signaling July for rate liftoff
  • Villeroy said last week that above zero in 2022 is reasonable
European Central Bank Supervisory Board Chairman Andrea Enria Interview
Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg
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European Central Bank policy makers are increasingly embracing a scenario of taking interest rates above zero before the end of the year, according to officials familiar with the matter.