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ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure was quoted late last week as saying that the ECB have a range of options to consider and that "negative interest rates are among them". The effect of such action would be to charge banks for depositing funds with the ECB and faced with such a prospect it is hoped that it will spark an increased flow of credit in the bloc and grease the wheels of European growth.The ECB meets in 10 days time.