OSLO Dec 28 Norway's central bank expects to
hold its key policy interest rate unchanged in the time to come,
but still sees a greater chance of a cut than of an increase,
Governor Oeystein Olsen told public broadcaster NRK on
Norges Bank predicted on Dec. 15 rates would stay flat at a
record low 0.5 percent, while maintaining an easing bias.
"There's still a somewhat higher probability of a rate cut
than of an increase," Olsen said.
"Even negative rates are a possibility in case the Norwegian
economy were to face large new disruptions," he added.
(Reporting by Terje Solsvik)