Consumer price inflation came in hot for the E.U. and accelerated in France and Spain.
Spanish CPI (Y/Y) Feb: 6.1% (est 5.8%; prev 5.9%)
France CPI YoY 6.2% (est. 6.1); MoM 0.9%(est.1%)
E.U. services inflation tends to lag U.S services inflation by around five months, adding to the ECB’s hawkish stance.
As a result, E.U bonds are selling off and the 10-year yield is at its highest level since 2011.
Services CPI y/y: (Source: Bloomberg)Euro 10-year yield: (Source: TradingView)
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