Europe’s central banks hike interest rates to fight inflation surge

LONDON: Central banks across Europe raised interest rates on Thursday, some by amounts that shocked markets, and hinted at even higher borrowing costs to come to tame soaring inflation that is eroding savings and squeezing corporate profits. Fuelled initially by soaring oil prices in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, inflation has broadened out to everything from food to services with double digit readings … Continue reading Europe’s central banks hike interest rates to fight inflation surge