ECB's Asmussen: inflation to ease below 2 pct next year

BERLIN, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Euro zone inflation does notpresent a threat and should ease below the two percent mark nextyear, ECB executive board member Joerg Asmussen told Germany'stop-selling tabloid Bild, according to an advance copy of anarticle due to appear on Sunday.

"I do not see any rising currency depreciation," Asmussenwas quoted as saying. "According to our forecasts, inflationwill already ease below the two percent mark again next year."

Asmussen said the European Central Bank would continue toguarantee the stability of the common euro zone currency.

"No one must worry about this," he said.

(Reporting By Sarah Marsh; Editing by Ralph Gowling)

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