Germany European Central Bank

February 7, 2013 - 10:30 AM
The President of the European Central Bank, ECB, Mario Draghi, arrives for a press conference at the ECB headquarter in Frankfurt, central Germany, Thursday Feb. 7, 2013. The European Central Bank says it is keeping its benchmark rate at a record low 0.75 percent despite pressure from hard-pressed businesses for a cut. Even though the economy of the 17 European Union countries that use the euro is in recession, there have been positive recent signals from forward-looking surveys, which likely played a large factor in the bank's decision. (AP Photo/dpa,Boris Roessler)