Trichet says rates support growth, convergence

European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet said lending rates at a six-decade low are ``appropriate'' and rejected finance ministers' concerns about economic divergences in the eurozone.

``In a huge continental economy with 306 million inhabitants, it's perfectly normal that we should have considerable differences between areas,'' Trichet told a press conference in Luxembourg Saturday following a meeting with European Union finance ministers and central bankers. ``Do we ask if policy

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