ECB holds rates, sees improving eurozone economy

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said on Thursday 6 May that after a "mixed" set of economic indicators for the 12-country eurozone so far this year, the most recent data appeared to be more "encouraging".

Click here to read Jean-Claude Trichet's introductory statement to the ECB's press conference, with a copy of the questions and answers.

At the ECB's press conference, in Helsinki rather than its usual home venue of Frankfurt, after holding eurozone interest rates unchanged