ECB's Weber says 2007 rate outlook open

European Central Bank council member Axel Weber told reporters in Frankfurt late on Tuesday 5 September that eurozone interest rates may have to rise next year.

``No decision has been taken to end the process of normalization at the end of the year,'' Weber told reporters at a dinner in Frankfurt late Tuesday.

``We will do what is necessary to maintain price stability,'' said Weber, who also heads Germany's Bundesbank. He stressed that the ECB doesn't have a ``mechanistic'' policy and will take

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