Globe and Mail - [The ECB's] stance is a total divergence from rate cuts in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. No matter the reasoning behind the potential hike, it should be taken back early in 2009. The U.S. economy is likely to remain weak for some time, the U.K. could be headed for recession and surging energy prices are undercutting global growth prospects, all of which point to further deceleration in the Eurozone economy.