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Market attention will focus on bank President Mario Draghi's growth outlook and whether he will signal the bank could be more open to a possible rate cut down the road.

The number of households in which all members are out of work climbed by 374,300 to more than 1.7 million, according to the results of the latest workforce survey.
Spain is going through a serious economic crisis with an unemployment rate that affects one in every four workers.
US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has said some factors that are weighing on the economy may lift by the end of this year, spurring growth.
All but one of Japan's 54 nuclear power reactors are offline in the aftermath of a nuclear crisis set off in March 2011 by the tsunami in northeastern Japan.
Japan's Nikkei slid 1.4 per cent to 9,505.27, South Korea's Kospi was 0.9 per cent lower at 1,991.56 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.6 per cent to 20,570.52.