Thomson ReutersApril 4, 2014 14:48
PARIS (Reuters) - Euro zone countries are experiencing a recovery but lower interest rates may be needed to nurture it, European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure told France's Le Figaro newspaper on Friday.
"The markets anticipate an economic recovery," he said in an interview published on the newspaper's web site. "At the ECB we consider that the recovery has already arrived, but we know it to be gradual and fragile. We therefore want to accompany it with low, indeed lower interest rates, over a prolonged period."