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Praet Says ECB Must Ensure Inflation Expectations Stay Anchored

February 27, 2012

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- European Central Bank Executive Board member Peter Praet said the ECB must continue to ensure inflation expectations remain anchored.

“The ECB has to continue earning the confidence we have acquired,” Praet said during a speech today in Berlin. “The ECB has secured price stability.”

Praet said long term inflation expectations are “remarkable, in that they have remained very well anchored around two percent.”

The ECB’s chief economist added that “there’s a risk that monetary policy becomes overburdened. That has to be counteracted.”

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