Quaden notes rates favour euro zone growth

European Central Bank council member Guy Quaden told Belgian TV that the ECB's benchmark rate can still foster economic growth and that policy makers haven't decided whether to add to this month's increase in rates.

``The interest rate of the central bank remains extremely favorable for economic growth,'' Quaden told Belgium's Canal Z television channel. ``We're not pushing the brake, we're lifting the foot off the accelerator a bit.''

``We haven't decided that this increase will be followed b