The European Central Bank raises rates after 11 years: + 0.5%. Anti-spread shield also launched

There European Central Bank raised interest rates by half a point. It is the first increase since July 2011. The prime rate rises to 0.50%, the deposit rate at zero and the marginal lending rate at 0.75%. The decision came after the Governing Council meeting. According to analysts, the ECB could have raised rates, with a good probability of 0.25%, and then intervened with a new increase in September. Instead, in the face of inflation that continues to rise in the euro zone, it was decided to start today with half a point. From Frankfurt there is also the news of the adoption of the anti-spread plan, the details of which will be provided by Christine Lagarde at the press conference at 2.45pm.

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