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The European Central Bank also left its benchmark interest rate unchanged. That's for the 16th consecutive month. It comes as a still-uncertain global outlook clouds optimism about the eurozone's recovery.
The ECB's decision to leave its benchmark refinancing rate at the record low, where it has stood since May 2009, was widely expected. Analysts said the fragile situation in markets and the uneven recovery meant the ECB, like other central banks, would have to tread carefully in pulling back support measures.
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