Venezuelan fin min-cbank won't fix interest rates

Venezuelan Finance Minister Jose Rojas reiterated Feb 13, 2001 that the central bank won't fix credit and deposit rates in the banking sector. "The central bank is not going to fix rates," Rojas said in a televised interview. In a nod toward the monetary authority's declared autonomy, Rojas quickly added that he is "not anyone to say what the central bank will do, but I, as minister of finance, haven't heard anything" to indicate such a move.

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