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The European Central Bank (ECB) policymaker and the head of the Bank of Finland – Olli Rehn, was out on the wires in the last hour and said that market expectations on the timing of first rate hike are consistent with ECB statements.

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   “¢   Need for extended forward guidance will also diminish as inflation makes progress towards the target.
   “¢   As monetary policy is normalised, ECB will gradually reduce non-standard policy measures.
   “¢   Key interest rates will remain at their present levels until September 2019.