BERN Dec 15 It may become necessary to further
lower rates in Switzerland from their current record-low levels,
Swiss National Bank (SNB) Chairman Thomas Jordan said on
"We cannot rule out that a further step lower will become
necessary," Jordan told a media conference following the SNB's
decision to keep a negative interest rate of -0.75 percent.
He said the SNB's readiness to intervene in forex markets to
keep a lid on the franc remained unchanged, even though the U.S.
Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates was sending a
(Reporting by Zurich Newsroom)