** FILE ** The Euro sculpture is seen in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, central Germany, Nov. 30, 2005. The European Central Bank is expected to lift interest rates to 3 percent Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006 when it meets this week _ its fourth increase in eight months as it juggles fighting inflation with maintaining economic growth in the 12-nation euro zone. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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