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Global Economy Weekahead - ECB to hold steady, Trump takes office

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By Jonathan CableLONDON (Reuters) - European Central Bank officials are unlikely to make any change in policy on Thursday, while data from the United States will help the Federal Reserve decide whether to immediately follow December's rate increase with another.Recent data from the euro zone suggests the bloc's economy ended 2016 on a solid footing, and last month the ECB surprised markets by saying it would trim its monthly bond purchases to 60 billion euros ($63.86 billion) starting in April.So none of the economists polled by Reuters this week expect any change at Thursday's meeting. They ...

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First Published: Fri, January 13 2017. 18:40 IST