ECB's Issing sees no let up in euro zone growth

European Central Bank chief economist Otmar Issing told a conference on Wednesday 18 January that there are no signs that euro zone growth is slowing.

Asked at a conference whether he saw signs that growth is slowing in the first quarter, Issing said: "No."

He said eurozone industrial output data published earlier today were positive. Output rose 1.3 pct in November from October and was up 2.6 pct year-on-year.

But Issing said the German economy is likely to have grown in the fourth quarter.

"It is

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