URGENT ¥¥¥ ECB governing council discussed possible rate cut: Draghi

The European Central Bank's policy-setting governing council discussed a possible cut in interest rates at its regular monthly meeting Thursday, but the consensus was to hold them steady, ECB chief Mario Draghi said.

"Yes, we discussed possibility of doing it. But the prevailing consensus was to leave rates unchanged," Draghi told a news conference after the central bank held its key refinaning rate at its current historical low of 0.75 percent.