Brazil's fin min says central bank chief staying

Brazil's central bank president Henrique Meirelles will remain in the job even though he has been criticised by some members of the government for his conservative stance, finance minister Guido Mantega told reporters on Wednesday 7 February.

"There's no dismissal," Mantega told reporters as he reiterated Meirelles will stay put. "It's normal that the central bank at times plays an unfriendly role."

Meirelles has been criticized for cutting the country's benchmark interest rate, now at 13 perce