Finland central bank bill withdrawn

A controversial bill that would have given the Finnish government the right to grab central bank funds has been withdrawn. Currently the government gets half of the bank's annual surplus, which meant a payment of €81.5m ($104.5m) in 2002. Under budgetary pressure, the government had made a move to commandeer all of the profits and €741m of the central bank's capital. They were also reported to be eyeing the bank's foreign reserves. The bill which would have undermined, if not destroyed, the

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