BIS-Central bankers see economy picking up in 2003

SWITZERLAND - Top central bankers expect the world economy to pick up speed next year after turmoil in financial markets has weighed on growth prospects this year, Bank of England Governor Sir Edward George said on Monday.

"The uncertainties generated in financial markets have certainly produced the view that the pace of the recovery had slowed compared with (what) we expected it to be and it was likely to continue to be slower," George told reporters after chairing a regular meeting at the Ba