LONDON, April 27 The euro and euro zone
government bond yields ticked lower on Thursday after the
European Central Bank kept interest rates at their record lows,
leaving its policy stance unchanged.
That was in line with most economists' expectations, though
there had been some speculation that the statement could be
tweaked to reflect a pick-up in economic growth.
The euro fell to the day's low of $1.0880 after the
ECB announcement, down from around $1.0892 beforehand, as
traders eyed a press conference with ECB chief Mario Draghi at
Euro zone government bond yields ticked lower, with
Germany's benchmark 10-year Bund yield down 0.5 basis points at
European shares and bank stocks were unmoved by the ECB
decision, with the regional STOXX 600 benchmark index remaining
down around 0.3 percent and the euro zone bank index
staying down 1.4 percent.
(Reporting by Jemima Kelly, Ritvik Carvalho, Danilo Masoni and
Dhara Ranasinghe; Editing by Nigel Stephenson)