European bank will recover ‘at a slow pace’

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy suffers from “broad based weakness” and will recover only “at a slow pace.”

That subdued outlook didn’t push the bank to offer more stimulus for the economy at its meeting Thursday. It left its interest rate benchmark unchanged at a record low of 0.25 percent. Some analysts thought it might cut the rate to 0.1 percent.

Draghi repeated the bank’s promise to keep rates low “for an extended period” until the economy improves.
He also declined to announce any other stimulus measures, such as new loans to banks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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