ECB holds interest rate at 0.75pct

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Frankfurt - The European Central Bank decided on Thursday to leave its main refinancing rate at a historic low of 0.75 percent, as it mulls other ways to combat the eurozone debt crisis.

All eyes now turned to ECB President Mario Draghi's regular news conference where financial markets are hoping he will unveil the details of a new bond-buying programme to help crisis-wracked eurozone countries. - Sapa-AFP

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