Trichet says ECB immune to rate cut pressures

FRANCE - The European Central Bank will not and should not be influenced by outside pressures for a cut in interest rates, Bank of France Governor Jean-Claude Trichet said on Apr 12, 2001.

Speaking after the ECB defied market expectations by keeping rates unchanged, ECB council member Trichet told French television station LCI that the central bank's priority was maintaining price pressures in check in the medium-term.

"I don't think our decision can be influenced or should be influenced by the

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