ECB Cuts Rates To Ward Off Euro Zone Deflation Threat
The European Central Bank cut interest rates to new record lows on Thursday, unexpectedly lowering borrowing costs to try to lift inflation from rock-bottom levels and support the stagnating euro zone economy. The ECB cut its main refinancing rate to 0.05 percent from 0.15 percent. ECB President Mario Draghi had said after the ECB’s last rate cut in June that “for all the practical purposes, we have reached the lower bound”. In a landmark speech on Aug.
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