Euro Declines as Central Bank Considers Negative Interest Rate

Banks may soon have to pay money to park cash with the ECB.

The euro dropped as the European Central Bank (ECB) is considering a negative deposit rate if more economic stimulus is needed, according to two people with knowledge of the debate.

The dollar fell versus the yen as consumer prices in the U.S. declined for the first time in six months, damping expectations that the Federal Reserve will trim monetary stimulus. The Australian dollar extended losses after the International Monetary Fund said the currency was 10 percent overvalued and that the central bank should maintain easy policy settings. The Federal Reserve releases the minutes of its October meeting at 2 p.m.

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