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The European Central Bank raises interest rates for the first time in 11 years. Up 50 basis points – Economics

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The European Central Bank (ECB) raised interest rates in the euro area for the first time in 11 years. The Monetary Authority, led by Christine Lagarde, announced this Thursday, after a meeting of the Board of Governors, a 50 basis point increase in three rates – above market expectations – effective July 27.

The interest rate on the main refinancing operations is increased to 0.5% (from the previous level of 0%), the margin loan interest rate is increased to 0.75% (from 0.25%), and the deposit rate to 0% (compared to previous -0.50%). All of them were at historical lows.

The aim is to stem inflation in the Eurozone, which reached 8.6% in June, the highest level since the introduction of the single currency. The rate has largely exceeded the ECB’s inflation target of close to 2%, under the influence of the war and the energy crisis.

The monetary authorities justify the fact that they increased interest rates to a greater extent than indicated at the last meeting (25 basis points) in connection with the renewal of the economic scenario in the Eurozone and the introduction of a new “anti-fragmentation” tool.

“The Board of Governors saw fit to take a larger first step towards the normalization of key interest rates than announced at the previous meeting. This decision is based on an updated assessment by the Board of Governors of inflationary risks and enhanced support provided by [pela nova ferramenta ‘anti-crise’] for the effective transmission of monetary policy,” writes the monetary authority.

The ECB ensures that “it will support the return of inflation to the Governing Council’s medium-term target by anchoring inflation expectations more firmly and ensuring that demand conditions are adjusted to meet the medium-term inflation target.”

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After this rise, the ECB has already signaled that it will do so again in September. Thus, the market has already made this decision, which has led to a deterioration in sovereign debt yields and increased risk concerns. To stop the possibility of a crisis, the monetary authorities will come up with a new tool against fragmentation.

Thus, the central bank left the door open for further hikes in key interest rates, as was already done at its last meeting on June 9th. “At the next meetings of the Governing Council, a new normalization of interest rates will be appropriate,” he explains.

“The future dynamics of key interest rates, determined by the Governing Council, will continue to depend on data and help achieve a medium-term inflation target of 2%,” the ECB adds.

“Inflation is expected to remain undesirably high for some time to come,” Lagarde stresses.
“[É expectável] that inflation will remain undesirably high for some time to come,” Christine Lagarde said, noting that in the long term, the ECB expects inflation to be in line with the monetary authorities’ target.

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In Russia began to dismantle aircraft for spare parts – Aviation

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Russian airlines, including state-owned Aeroflot, are stripping planes to secure spare parts they can’t buy abroad due to Western sanctions, Reuters reported, citing four industry sources.

The companies are following Moscow’s guidance in June and are reaching out to some aircraft to get the parts they need to keep the rest of the fleet operational until at least 2025.

A source told Reuters that at least one Sukhoi Superjet 100 and one Aeroflot Airbus A350 are being dismantled, with the Airbus jet being “almost new”.

But the state-owned company has also stripped parts from some Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s to keep other planes of the same model flying.

Almost 80% of Aeroflot’s fleet is owned by the two largest aircraft manufacturers – 134 Boeing and 146 Airbus aircraft, and about 80 aircraft – Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet-100, which, according to the latest data, use many foreign-made parts, Reuters notes.

It will also be difficult for Moscow to buy parts from countries that have not imposed sanctions against Russia after the invasion of Ukraine. Asian and Middle Eastern airlines fear “secondary sanctions” from the West if they supply equipment, a source told the agency.

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After all, how much lower fuel prices? See accounts here

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After all, how much lower fuel prices?  See accounts here

Ethis week started with lower fuel prices, which was found for both diesel and gasoline. The fall averaged seven cents, slightly below forecast.

Average price for simple diesel fuel fell in price to 1746 euros per liter (€/litre) on Monday, August 8, compared to 1816 euro/litre on Sunday. it discount seven cents.

Me and simple gasoline 95 cost, on average, €1805/liter on Monday, minus 7.3 cents than the 1,878 euros per liter registered the day before, according to data released by the Directorate General for Energy and Geology (DGEG).

With proven descent on plain petrol 95the price of this component returns to pre-war levels in Ukraine. Let me remind you that on February 23, the average price of regular gasoline 95 was 1816 euros / liter. On the same day of the invasion, plain gasoline 95 also cost €1,816 per litre, compared to the current €1,805 per litre..

Dynamics of fuel prices since the beginning of the war© DGEG website reproduction

The average price at gas stations for the week from 1 to 7 August in the case of gasoline was 0.9 cents higher than the ERSE weekly average price and 0.1 cents lower for diesel.. The information is contained in the Weekly Report on Supervision of Sales Prices to the Public, posted on Monday Energy Services Regulatory Authority (ERSE).

“Regarding the previous week, it was found that the average selling price for the public, announced on the porticos and published in the Balcão Único da Energia, was 0.9 cents per litre. [cêntimos/litro] higher than this week’s effective price for plain gasoline 95 and 0.1 cents/liter lower for plain diesel.”

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Thus, according to ERSE, “in percentage terms, plain 95 gasoline was declared on taps 0.5% above the effective price, and ordinary diesel fuel was declared 0.1% below the effective price.”

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Europe ends the session in green. Oil is on the rise. Interest Weakens – Minute Markets

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Europe recovers from worst day in three weeks and accelerates growth

The main markets of Western Europe opened weekly trading in positive territory, investors are closely watching the companies’ quarterly earnings and losses. It comes after the underlying Stoxx 600 recorded its worst day in three weeks on Friday under pressure from the tech sector, which fell more than 2%.

The core index of the Old Continent added 0.76% to 439.04 points, with all sectors trading in positive territory. The oil and gas sector recorded the largest growth, followed by the mining sector and utilities (water, electricity, gas). On the other hand, food, media and telecommunications traded with gains below 0.5%.

“Markets have proven resilient in recent weeks,” Esty Dweck, an analyst with Flowbank, explains to Bloomberg. “Europe continues to surprise with growth, but growth prospects remain negative, suggesting that recent good performance is unlikely to last until the end of the year.”

Among the main indexes in Western Europe, the German Dax rose 0.98%, the Spanish IBEX 35 added 0.91%, the French CAC-40 and the Dutch AEX added 0.71%. Britain’s FTSE 100 added 0.61%, while the Portuguese PSI jumped 0.74%.

Italy’s FTSEMIB added 0.81% even after rating agency Moody’s downgraded the “forecast” of the country’s economic growth.

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