Swiss central bank chief: U.S. debt ceiling threatens world markets

WASHINGTON Tue Oct 8, 2013 1:52pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan warned on Tuesday that failure to lift the U.S. debt ceiling could have damaging international repercussions and he urged lawmakers to do a deal.

"I hope that the U.S. Congress will find a solution before the time limit ... we saw the last time it can really have very negative impacts on international financial markets," he told an audience at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

(Reporting By Alister Bull)

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