• The European Central Bank pushed back on Thursday against market bets that it would slow the pace of its interest rate hikes given recent falls in inflation and easing pressure to keep up with policy moves by other central banks.
  • But ECB President Christine Lagarde and fellow policymaker Klaas Knot said investors were underestimating the ECB’s determination to bring inflation in the 20-nation euro zone back to its 2% target, from 9.2% last month.
  • “I would invite them to revise their positions,” Lagarde said during a panel conversation in Davos, Switzerland. “I think they would be well advised doing so.”