Central Banking

Balcerowicz closer to becoming Polish c.bank chief

Leszek Balcerowicz, the architect of Poland's economic reforms after the 1989 fall of communism, looks increasingly certain to become the new chief of the country's central bank, politicians said on Tuesday.

They said the ruling Solidarity bloc (AWS) and Balcerowicz's liberal Freedom Union party (UW), AWS's government coalition partner until June, have reached a deal to support the former finance minister in his effort to secure the top banking job.

Balcerowicz, an inflation hawk, wants to quit