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Eurozone Inflation Slows, but Underlying Price Pressures Persist

Why It MattersEurope’s economy, though more resilient than many forecasters had predicted, has still significantly weakened over the past 12 months, with a drop in inflation-adjusted wages and consumer confidence. […]




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Top Central Bankers Expect More Rate Increases Amid Stubborn Inflation

Central bankers from the world’s leading economies said on Wednesday that while they had raised interest rates significantly, additional increases would very likely be needed to wrestle inflation back under […]







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Why Are Food Prices So High in Europe? Sugar, Cheese and Bread Costs Soar

Agricultural and energy costs are falling, but basic items remain stubbornly expensive for consumers.It is the most basic of staple food items: sliced white bread. In Britain, the average price […]







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As Banking Worries Swirl, Europe’s Policymakers Express Confidence, With Caution

For a bank, a loss of confidence is a fatal blow. After that occurred at several banks in the United States and Switzerland in the past few weeks, policymakers in […]




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Fed Meets as Bank Chaos Collides With Inflation

The Federal Reserve entered 2023 focused on a central goal: wrestling down the rapid inflation that has plagued American consumers since 2021. But over the past two weeks, that job […]