Policymakers have yet to officially discuss options. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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European Central Bank officials are considering cutting monthly bond buying by at least half starting January and keeping their program active for at least nine months, according to officials familiar with the debate.After more than 2 1/2 years of trying to revive the region's economy through bond purchases, some governors see the recent period of robust growth as a reason to rein in the support.Any changes to the sum and time frame of QE easing would still fit into the ECB's present guidance on monetary policy, a promise to a "sustained adjustment in the path of inflation consistent with its inflation aim".
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