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Secret Tapes Cast Doubt on Polish Central Banker Future

Poland’s currency weakened the most in three months as a leaked recording sparked concerns over Governor Marek Belka’s future and spurred the prime minister to call a news conference today to address the matter.

The zloty weakened 0.6 percent to 4.1425 per euro at 1:13 p.m. in Warsaw, and earlier fell as much as 0.8 percent. Belka said yesterday he “regrets” language he used during a secretly taped 2013 conversation with Interior Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz, published by the Wprost magazine two days ago, which also sparked calls for Premier Donald Tusk to quit.