Central Banking

Gerashchenko wanted to keep PwC as auditors

Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, Friday approved Deloitte Touche as the central bank's auditor for 2000, replacing PricewaterhouseCooper's. Central bank chairman Viktor Gerashchenko, speaking after the Duma vote, said "We are happy with any company (to do our audit)," but added that he had hoped to retain PricewaterhouseCooper's as the bank's auditor. "Pricewaterhouse has been auditing the central bank since 1993 and it has trained a lot of experts in this and therefore we