Polish bank head outvoted over rate rise

The National Bank of Poland voted 6-4 for the first rise in interest rate in three years in April, according to a government report published today.

The bank's new head, Slawomir Skrzypek, together with three of his colleagues, voted against the rise of 25 basis points taking the reference rate 4.25%.

The meeting was only the fourth that Skrzypek had presided over.