ECB questions and answers

The European Central Bank held interest rates unchanged at its meeting on 1 April. Jean-Claude Trichet told the afternoon press conference the ECB's key rates remain "in line with the maintenance of price stability" in the eurozone, although recent economic data has been mixed.

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Significantly, Trichet omitted his usual description of rates as "appropriate" from his introductory statement to the news conference.

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