# ECB's Papademos sees improving growth

European Central Bank Vice President Lucas Papademos said in an interview Thursday 20 January that economic growth will speed up this year and inflation will slow.

Economic growth is expected to pick up,'' Papademos, 57, said in an interview late Thursday in Frankfurt, according to Bloomberg. The inflation rate should decline below 2 percent, in line with our objective of price stability,'' in the course of 2005.

Though some of the signals from a number of indicators still seem to be mixe

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