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ECB raises eurozone interest rate despite banking sector fears

Concerns half-point could set off domino-effect across financial industry knocked by Credit Suisse crisis

The European Central Bank has raised interest rates across the eurozone by 0.5 percentage points, despite fears that higher borrowing costs could set off a domino effect across a banking sector already reeling from a collapse in confidence in Switzerland’s second largest lender, Credit Suisse.

Officials at the ECB, the central bank covering the 19-member euro-bloc, said inflation was likely to remain high “for too long”, forcing it to continue with its planned run of rate increases.

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