The European Central Bank will not raise interest rates before winding up its asset purchase programme, which is scheduled to end in December.

This is according to a new Reuters poll of euro money market traders. 

Last week the ECB pledged to extend its bond buying programme to at least the end of the year, citing weak underlying inflation and lackluster growth in the euro zone. 

Some central bank policymakers raised the possibility at the meeting of raising interest rates before bond purchases end but did not receive broad support, according to sources. 

All but two of the 21 traders polled who answered an additional question said the ECB would not hike rates before phasing out QE. 

In a regular survey on the ECB's weekly refinancing operations, the median forecast said banks would borrow €23.5 billion, slightly less than the €23.9 billion maturing from last week.