Swiss lawmakers to grill central bank chief Monday
GENEVA (AP) -- A Swiss parliamentary committee plans to hold its hearing with
central bank chief Philipp Hildebrand behind closed doors in a bid to answer open
questions about the private currency deals he engaged in while simultaneously
leading efforts to soften the Swiss franc.
Lawmakers on the Committees for Economic Affairs and Taxation told The
Associated Press that Monday's hearing will be confidential but reporters will be
Philipp Mueller of the pro-business Free Democratic Party said Sunday he
hopes holding the meeting in private will elicit better responses than if Hildebrand
were to speak before cameras as is common in parliamentary hearings in the
United States or Britain.
Hildebrand has denied breaking central bank rules.