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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels. Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
December 12, 2019 - 7:58 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank left its key interest rate benchmarks and stimulus programs unchanged on Thursday, when it held its first policy meeting under its newly appointed president, Christine Lagarde. The bank left its deposit rate at minus 0.5% and its main refinancing...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels. Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
December 12, 2019 - 7:52 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank left its key interest rate benchmarks and stimulus programs unchanged on Thursday, when it held its first policy meeting under its newly appointed president, Christine Lagarde. The decision follows a similar one by the U.S. Federal Reserve this...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels. Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
December 12, 2019 - 7:49 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has left its key interest rate benchmarks and stimulus programs unchanged. The decision came Thursday at a meeting of the bank’s officials at its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. It follows a similar one by the U.S. Federal Reserve this week to...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels. Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
December 12, 2019 - 7:46 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has left its key interest rate benchmarks and stimulus programs unchanged. The decision came Thursday at a meeting of the bank’s officials at its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. It follows a similar one by the U.S. Federal Reserve this week to...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels. Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
December 12, 2019 - 6:51 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. Analysts think...
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New President of European Central Bank Christine Lagarde arrives to a Finance Ministers Eurogroup meeting at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 12, 2019 - 6:05 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. Analysts think...
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New President of European Central Bank Christine Lagarde arrives to a Finance Ministers Eurogroup meeting at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 12, 2019 - 5:48 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. Analysts think...
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New President of European Central Bank Christine Lagarde arrives to a Finance Ministers Eurogroup meeting at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 12, 2019 - 5:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. Analysts think...
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Investors monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Asian shares are mixed after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement that it would leave interest rates unchanged. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225, South Korea's Kospi and Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose in early Thursday trading. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Thursday after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged. Adding to the uncertainties overhanging the markets this week, Britain will vote in a national election Thursday that will likely...
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Investors monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Asian shares are mixed after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement that it would leave interest rates unchanged. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225, South Korea's Kospi and Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose in early Thursday trading. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 12, 2019 - 1:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.3% higher to 23,455.96, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.6% to 6,709.40. South Korea's...
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