September 3, 2009
ECB leaves lending rates unchanged
The European Central Bank left its overnight bank-to-bank lending rate unchanged Thursday citing an uneven economic recovery.
In a news conference, bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said inflation in the euro at minus 0.2 percent in August, was expected to turn positive
within the coming months. The EC bank said it would keep the lending rate at 1 percent, the rate it first set in May.
rather unevenhe said.
Trichet said economic progress
lags behind monetary policy changes, The New York Times reported.
Hence with all the measures taken, monetary policy is providing support for households and corporations, he said.