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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

briefed afterwards.

   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.

   AP-WF-01-08-12 1645GMT

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swiss_universities Tuesday Oct. 15th, 2013 - 6:57am
Just to follow up on this newswire: one day later, Mr Hildebrand resigned and found a new job as VP for an American company. Since then an inquiry has been opened in August of this year in Swiss courts to determine whether there were leaks regarding certain political figures. Strange to think he will most likely evade all laws...
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