ECB must at a 'minimum' stop stimulus, Lagarde says

Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank president, addresses a news conference following the ECB's monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, September 8, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

FRANKFURT, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank must at a "minimum" stop stimulating the economy through its monetary policy, the ECB's President Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday, in a likely reference to raising interest rates back to "neutral" territory.

This is defined as a level of interest rate that neither stimulates nor curbs economic growth, all else being equal.

Reporting By Francesco Canepa; Editing by Catherine Evans

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