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Three key calls on the euro-zone

In our latest European Economic Outlook, we set out three non-consensus forecasts for the euro-zone. First, we think inflation will overshoot expectations this year. Second, the hit that this will deliver to spending power means that the economy is likely to stagnate in the next couple of quarters. And third, the ECB will raise interest rates sooner and more quickly than the consensus among economists suggests. Drop-In (Thurs., 14:00 BST): Nordic & Swiss – Shortly after the Riksbank meeting, economists from our Europe and Markets services will be online to discuss the monetary policy outlook for the region’s economies and currencies as the ECB turns hawkish. Register now.

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