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Cash launch to boost public support for euro-Noyer

European Central Bank Vice President Christian Noyer said on Feb. 2 that public support of the single currency would grow with the introduction of euro notes and coins from January 1, 2002. Echoing earlier comments from other ECB officials, Noyer said it was unfortunate that the positive influences of the single currency, particularly price stability, had gone largely unnoticed by the general public in Europe.

"The euro has largely been associated with the depreciation of its exchange rate," N