|The European Central Bank kept all its three interest rates unchanged for a ninth consecutive policy session on Thursday and signaled that it was ready to boost stimulus if the economic outlook turned less favourable. The main refi rate was held at a record low zero percent and the deposit rate at -0.40 percent. The marginal lending facility rate was kept at 0.25 percent. The bank also retained its asset purchases of EUR 60 billion a month till December 2017. The size was reduced in March from EUR 80 billion.
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