IMF's Rato calls on ECB not to raise rates

International Monetary Fund managing director Rodrigo Rato asked the European Central Bank in an interview published on Friday 11 February not to raise eurozone interest rates.

"The IMF (news - web sites) views the danger of an acceleration in prices in the euro area currently as slight and therefore believes it possible that monetary policy can continue to be accommodative," Rato told the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview.

In the newspaper interview on Friday, in which his