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European Central Bank (ECB) policymakers are reluctant to follow the US Federal Reserve with regards to the average inflation target, Reuters reported on Monday, citing sources involved in a revamp of the ECB’s policy strategy.

“We want flexibility so an average target would not really give us a benefit,” one of the sources told Reuters and noted that there was fear among policymakers that the average inflation target would create unrealistic expectations.

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