ECB Press Conference - Introductory Statement

PRESS CONFERENCE - Willem F. Duisenberg, President of the European Central Bank, Christian Noyer, Vice-President of the European Central Bank, Frankfurt, 8 November. With a transcript of the questions and answers.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Vice-President and I are here to report on the outcome of today's meeting of the Governing Council of the ECB.

The Governing Council conducted a comprehensive and in-depth examination of monetary and economic developments. Against the background of the avail