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Eurozone’s economic slowdown is continuing, especially in Germany, due to the international environment and difficulties in the manufacturing sector, according to analysts at BNP Paribas.

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“The recent stabilization of business surveys, albeit at a low level, provides some hope but needs to be confirmed.”

“Inflation is now expected to decrease while core CPI is hardly moving. The activity slowdown also implies that the pick-up in core inflation could be slower than expected until recently.”

“The very accommodative monetary policy should be maintained as long as inflation hasn’t converged sufficiently, in a convincing and lasting way, towards the ECB’s objective.”