ECB rate cut decision was not unanimous


The European Central Bank's decision makers were split over whether to cut or hold interest rates, its head, Mario Draghi, implied on Thursday.

"There was a very, very strong consensus towards an interest rate cut," Draghi told a news conference.

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The ECB uses the term consensus when a decision is not unanimous.

He said that within that consensus there was a prevailing consensus towards 25 basis points.

(Reporting by Michael Shields Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)