Issing sees slow US growth rather than double dip

GERMANY - European Central Bank chief economist Otmar Issing was quoted on Monday as saying a "double dip" in the U.S. economy could not be ruled out but that continued slow growth was more likely.

"I share the view of the (U.S.) Fed that a double dip cannot be ruled out but that the chances of that are much lower than continued slow growth," Issing was quoted is saying in an interview with Handelsblatt newspaper.

Issing was quoted as saying that financial market volatility made the current sit