Jean-Claude Trichet
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ECB raises eurozone interest rates to 1.5%

The European Central Bank (ECB) has raised interest rates to 1.5% from 1.25% in an attempt to cool inflation in the 17-nation eurozone.

ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet said that inflation, now 2.7%, was likely to remain "clearly" above the ECB's 2% target over the coming months.

He said inflation would be monitored "very closely", seen as a signal that rates are likely to rise further.

Matthew Price reports.

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