Bank law compromise seen in Russia

RUSSIA - The State Duma and the government have narrowed differences over a bill to curtail the powers of the Central Bank, Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Kudrin said Monday.

The bill was passed last month on second reading in the Duma, but was returned to commissions at the government's request to draft major amendments. It is now to undergo second reading again.

"We have not found answers to all the questions. We need to work on two controversial points, but we are nearing a compromise," Kudrin