In “Les Echos” President Macron is reported to have said that, unlike inflation in the U.S., inflation in the eurozone is not due to excessive demand but is imported. By implication, he argues that the ECB will not have to raise interest rates as much as the Federal Reserve does. However, excessive demand in the eurozone and imported inflation do not exclude each other. Imported inflation is due to the weakness of the euro in the exchange market, and the weakness of the euro is due to the fact that monetary policy is, and is expected to remain, more expansionary in Europe than in the U.S. Currently, the dollar money supply M3 is shrinking (!) while, in the eurozone, M3 is still growing at a rate of 6.1 percent (up from 5.7 per cent in July).
„Macron tries to reduce interest rate hike by ECB
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