The European Central Bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25 per cent today.
All but three of 57 economists in a Bloomberg News survey had predicted borrowing costs would remain unchanged.
The 24-member Governing Council left the main refinancing rate at a record low of 0.25 percent after policy makers met in Frankfurt today. The deposit rate was left unchanged at zero and the marginal lending rate at 0.75 percent.
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