ECB keeps interest rates unchanged, opens doors for easing

              本文重点:ECB keeps interest rates unchanged, opens doors for easing

              FRANKFURT,July25(Xinhua)--TheEuropeanCentralBank(ECB)onThursdaykeptkeyinterestratesfortheeuroareaunchangedbutrtsthekeyinterestratestoremain"attheirpresentorlowerlevels"atleastthroughthefirsthalfof2020,aslightshiftfromtheJune6statementthatusedthewording"attheirpresentlevels""ahighlyaccommodativestance"ofmonetarypolicyforaprolongedperiodoftimesince"inflationrates,bothrealisedandprojected,havebeenpersistentlybelowlevelsthatareinlinewithitsaim."Itis"determinedtoact"ifthemedium-terminflationoutlookcontinuestofallshortofitsaimandwillstandreadyto"adjustallofitsinstruments,asappropriate,toensurethatinflationmovestowardsitsaiminasustainedmanner,"ingmitigatingmeasures"suchasthedesignofatieredsystemforreserveremuneration,andoptions"forthesizeandcompositionofpotentialnewnetassetpurchases,",,,,stillfallingshortoftheECBsaimofjustunder2percent."Wedontlikewhatwesee,"ECBPresidentMarioDraghitoldapressconferenceonThursday,"prolongedpresence"ofglobaluncertaintiesweigheddownonEurozoneeconomicoutlook,"becomeslesslikely,"buttheriskforrecessionisalsoprettylow,"idiosyncraticshocks",andbelievedfiscalpolicywillbeessentialifthesituationisgettingworse,"withlesssideeffectandfaster,",sayingtheinternationalcsdecisioncameafterDraghisignaledpossibilityoftiltingtowardsdovishpolicyinJuneonanECBforuminSintra,scentralbank,,,GermanyslargestcommercsstatementreaffirmsexpectationsthattheECBmightfollowsuittointroducea"tiered"systemasothercentralbankswithnegativeratehavebeendoing,er,whomhebackedatthepressconferencesayingshewillbe"anoutstandingpresidentoftheECB".Enditem。