FRANKFURT: Gloom across the Eurozone deepened as the German economic powerhouse unveiled negative GDP growth of minus 0.5% in the last quarter, closely followed by France's equally dispiriting minus 0.3%.

To the surprise of none, the Eurozone's collective GDP was down 0.2%, according to the European Commission.

Analysts believe growth is unlikely to return to an upward trajectory until the European Central Bank is in a position to reduce interest rates from the current 4.25% to a level closer to its target of two per cent.

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