Swift end to ABN doubt: finance minister

Finance minister Wouter Bos is in constant contact with his sources at the banks involved in the battle to take over ABN Amro to impress upon them the need for a swift conclusion of events, ANP reported on Tuesday.

Bos said his behind-the-scenes involvement is necessary because of the great financial importance of ABN Amro and because ‘every [public] statement could threaten my impartiality’. The finance minister will have to formally approve any takeover.
Meanwhile, the consumers association said it is getting around a hundred phone calls a day from ABN Amro customers who are worried about their accounts.

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