Polish bank cautious about economic plan

POLAND - Two weeks after Poland's government issued an ambitious five-year strategy to kick-start slumping economic growth, the National Bank of Poland has maintained a stony silence.

That reticence is understandable given the strained relations between the central bank's rate-setting Monetary Policy Council, or RPP, and the government, which is pushing hard for further monetary easing to pull the economy out of its current trough.

But while there has been no official statement to date, it is c