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The European Central Bank has left interest rates and massive support for the eurozone economy unchanged, despite sharp upgrades to the bank's growth forecasts. But inflation will remain stubbornly low, the ECB says.
Prices in Germany rose faster than expected in November, strengthening the case of the European Central Bank, which has argued that its economic stimulus will eventually lead to more growth and higher inflation.
Regulators from around the world have reached a compromise on new banking measures, ending a battle that began at the height of the financial crisis and was fiercely contested by banks on both sides of the Atlantic.
The European Central Bank has announced a cut in its bond-buying economic stimulus program, taking its biggest step yet towards unwinding years of loose monetary policy introduced in the wake of the financial crisis.
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