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Merkel in favor of ECB rate hike

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel assured on Thursday that Germany would benefit from an ECB rate hike, adding however that the central bank should also take into account the needs of other Eurozone Member States.

Speaking at a conference on the banking system Merkel said that higher interest rates would be better for Germany, admitting at the same time that it is a difficult situation for the ECB.
This means that the central bank should carry out more actions directed at increasing the liquidity in other countries.

The German Chancellor also expressed her support for shifting part of the burden of future EU bailouts to the shoulders of bank shareholders and said that Germany is against common European deposit insurance, arguing that contributors from other Member States should not pay for the banking sector’s mistakes.

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