ECB cut interest rates

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The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut its benchmark interest rate to a new record low amid ongoing worries about the eurozone"s economic health, reports chartered accountant Harris & Co.

The widely-expected cut to 0.50% from 0.75% is the first in 10 months.

Worries about eurozone economies were underlined on Thursday with data showing manufacturing activity across the 17-nation bloc shrank in April.

In Germany, the eurozone"s biggest economy, manufacturing contracted for the second month running.

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