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PREVIEW: ECB Minutes to Focus on Any Hints of More QE, Deposit Rate Cut

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), listens to an attendee following an artwork inauguration at the ECB's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2014.

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), listens to an attendee following an artwork inauguration at the ECB's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2014.

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The ECB’s account of its September meeting will be scrutinized by investors for hints of further easing measures from the central bank by year-end. An extension of QE beyond September 2016 looks to be the most likely option, though any discussion on potential cut of deposit rate will be closely watched, strategists say.