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ECB seen hiking 25 bp as policy impact becomes clear

Euro sign at the ECB tower downtown Frankfurt.
A fresh flash estimate for inflation in the 20 eurozone countries and the latest ECB bank lending data shows that higher interest rates are slowing down economic growth in Europe, fuelling expectations among fixed income analysts and economists of a smaller rate increase of 25 basis points - following six consecutive hikes of 50 basis points - when the ECB's monetary policy decides is next step on Thursday.

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