ECB Cuts Rates As Expected

The ECB has cut interest rates in the Euro Zone by the half percent widely anticipated by the market. Rates in Europe now stand at 2%, one half percent higher than here in the UK.

This is the ECB's the fourth cut a little over three months.

The forex markets were little moved by the announcement, which was largely already priced in. The pound was worth 1.11 against the euro at 2pm GMT.