Polish governor was sole dissenter on rate vote

Slawomir Skrzypek, the governor of the National Bank of Poland, was the only member of the monetary policy council to vote against the decision to raise the benchmark interest rate to 4.75% in August.

Skrzypek's reasons for wanting to hold rates were not revealed, but the minutes of the August meeting published on Wednesday show that some members of the ten-strong council want to adopt a "wait and see" approach to monetary tightening.

"It was argued that if economic growth in the United

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