March 8 2007 -- The ECB raised interest rates by 25 basis points to 3.75%, citing "ongoing robust growth in the euro area".
April 12 2007 -- The central bank kept rates unchanged at 3.75%, citing a "favorable economic environment."
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May 10 2007 -- The European Central Bank left rates unchanged at 3.75%, but President Jean-Claude Trichet did emphasize that "strong vigilance is of the essence" in order to curb inflation, indicating future rate hikes. Analysts priced in a further interest rate increase after June.
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June 6 2007 -- The euro zone central bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points to 4%, stating "prevailing upside risks to price stability over the medium term", i.e. inflationary pressures. The hike marks a doubling in the main rate compared to 18 months before.
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July 5 2007 -- The ECB left rates unchanged at 4%, saying that "overall financing conditions (are) favorable, money and credit growth vigorous, and liquidity in the euro area ample." In the subsequent press conference President Jean-Claude Trichet signaled that a rate rise in either September or October is a possibility.