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ECB to announce plans to boost flagging Eurozone economy

The European Central Bank is to take decisive and controversial action to stimulate the flagging economy of the Eurozone.

One policy expected to be announced on Thursday is the use of negative interest rates - charging banks to put their Euros on deposit at the ECB, to spur them to lend more to households and businesses.

In advance of the bank's announcement, the BBC's economics editor Robert Peston has been to France and Germany to assess the state of the Eurozone.

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