Ecofin mins press rate cut case - ECB receptive

LUXEMBOURG - Euro zone finance ministers kept the heat on the European Central Bank to lower interest rates yesterday, Monday 15 October - and there are signs that central bankers may be sympathetic to their views.

As they walked into their monthly meeting, finance ministers continued to press the European Central Bank, or ECB, to ease monetary policy to boost the region's economy, crossing what has long been an unspoken rule that politicians don't comment on central bank decisions.

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