It is now time for the European Central bank to put forward a clear explanation on “transitory” inflation after in a surprise move U.S. Federal Reserve’s chai Jerome Powell retired the word “transitory” for inflation.
According to a CNBC report, George Buckley- Chief U.K. and Euro economist at Nomura said, “Transitory suggests we don’t need to worry about it. But we don’t know whether we should be worried about it,”
Eurozones inflation reached 25 year high according to data realeed on Tuesday, headline CPI reached 4.9% in November compared to the same period last year. The target level for inflation of European Central Bank’s (ECB) is at 2% over the medium term.
The ECB has been using the narrative of inflation to calm down throughout 2022, however markets now expects a clear view of the policymakers.
ECB’s forecast in September was that inflation would reach 2.2% at the end of the year; 1.7% in 2022 and 1.5% in 2023. However, the estimates are to be revised soon.