Confidence in stability keeping rates low- Trichet

Interest rates in the euro zone are at their lowest level thanks to confidence in price stability inspired by ECB policy, European central bank president Jean-Claude Trichet said, in an interview to be published in Le Figaro.

He added that the ECB will not hesitate to impose sanctions against countries that fail to respect the rules laid out in the stability pact.

Elsewhere in the interview Trichet said the countries of the G7, which meet at the end of the week in Washington, need to examine wh

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