ECB signals rising worry over coronavirus spread

  • World
  • Thursday, 27 Feb 2020

FILE PHOTO: European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters building is seen in Frankfurt, Germany, March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

LONDON (Reuters) - Two top European Central Bank policymakers signalled growing worries about the coronavirus threat on Thursday, though there was no sign the bank was rushing to cut euro zone interest rates again.

Concerns that the virus could send hard-hit countries like Italy and potentially the wider euro zone back into recession have, in recent days, seen financial markets price in another modest ECB rate cut by the end of the year.

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