No Swiss monetary change needed now - Gehrig

Swiss National Bank Vice Chairman Bruno Gehrig was quoted in a newspaper interview on Feb. 6, 2000 as saying he saw no need to change Swiss monetary policy at this stage despite an economic slowdown. "The signs that growth is slowing are apparent and require a critical and attentive review of the situation, above all in regard to the European economies. But I do not see any immediate need to act," he told the Berner Zeitung.

He rebuffed suggestions that other central banks would have to cut in

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