SNB President - Strong Swiss Franc has advantages

SWITZERLAND - Swiss National Bank President Jean-Pierre Roth is convinced a strong Swiss franc benefits the country's economy, he told weekly magazine Facts in an interview to be published Thursday.

"Stable prices, low interest rates and cheap imports are good for everyone. It's an advantage for every country to have a healthy currency. We have it," Roth said, in an advance copy of the interview Wednesday.

"Countries with weak currencies can only dream of escaping the vicious circle of a weak c