Central Banking

Argentine cbank chief hopes to stay through 2004

ARGENTINA - Argentina's Central Bank President Pedro Pou on Apr 16 denied market rumors that he planned to heed calls that he resign amid allegations that he turned a blind eye to money laundering.

"It is my aim to finish my legal mandate, that is, remain as President of the Argentine Central Bank until September 2004, giving President Fernando de la Rua's government all the monetary and financial collaboration possible," Pou said in a statement released by the Central Bank.

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