ECB gives timetable for non-rate policy meetings

ECB - The ECB from now on will discuss monetary policy and announce rate decisions only once a month, usually at its first meeting in the month.

Other meetings of the Governing Council will be devoted to issues like bank clearing, money market procedures or supervision. On these occasions, the ECB will announce at 2:30 p.m. local time (1330 GMT) rather than the 1245 GMT slot reserved for rate announcements whether it has any statements on other issues, an ECB spokesman said.

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