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No regrets over zero-interest policy, Norway's deputy central bank head says

OSLO (Reuters) - The Norwegian central bank defended on Wednesday its decision in May to cut the key policy interest rate to zero percent from 0.25% previously.

“We do not regret the last cut in policy rate,” Deputy Governor Ida Wolden Bache told a conference when asked about the move to zero.

“The economy is in a deep downturn and that warrants an expansionary monetary policy,” she said.

Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche

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