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German Finance Minister Lindner: must expect further rises in ECB rates

Weekly German cabinet meeting in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany must expect further rises in European Central Bank interest rates, Finance Minister Christian Lindner said on Wednesday.

"We will have to expect a further tightening of monetary policy measures and thus rising interest rates," Lindner told lawmakers, adding that Germany must continue to assume annual interest costs of some 40 billion euros ($42.73 billion) in its medium-term planning.

($1 = 0.9362 euros)

(Reporting by Paul Carrel; editing by Matthias Williams)