News roundup: top stories at 5pm
* ECB leaves rates unchanged. * Mortgages rise 10.4% * Christmas spend to average €603 a head * Referendum spending not impartial, rules court
The top business news on Thursday at 5pm:
**ECB** leaves interest rates unchanged as chief Mario Draghi says he expects weak growth but ECB stands ready to buy bonds if asked.
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