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Benefits of negative Swiss rates outweigh disadvantages - SNB's Maechler

ZURICH, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The benefits of negative Swiss rates outweigh the disadvantages, Swiss National Bank policymaker Andrea Maechler said on Tuesday.

She told a panel discussion sponsored by the NZZ newspaper that the safe-haven Swiss franc’s strength would put Switzerland in a much worse position if not for negative rates. (Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Oliver Hirt)

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