Bundesbank head sees threat from euro strength

Bundesbank Vice President Juergen Stark said in a newspaper interview published Thursday 8 January that the speed and scale of the euro's rise against the dollar could become a possible threat to the German economy.

"I won't deny that the exchange rate could become a potential risk to the further development of the economy if the speed and magnitude of the euro appreciation continues," Stark told the daily Die Welt.

However he warned against setting too much importance by the exchange rate.