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Euro zone not facing stagflation risk says ECB’s de Guindos


Russia‘s war in Ukraine will dent euro zone growth but the block is still set to expand, even if the conflict escalates, European Central Bank Vice President Luis de Guindos said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

“So, we can so far dismiss the possibility of stagflation because even in the weakest scenario we are looking at growth of around 2% in 2022,” he told a conference, referring to a phenomenon of high inflation coupled with stagnating growth.

He added that while high energy prices are pushing inflation to record highs, there is no indication yet that inflation expectations are starting to move higher or becoming “deanchored”.