Stevens denies thinking of leaving RBA
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CANBERRA, Nov 30 AAP
November 30 2012, 12:58AM
Glenn Stevens has dismissed reports he is considering an early exit from his position as the nation's central bank governor.
Mr Stevens' seven-year term as head of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will end in September 2013.
The suggestion that he was considering leaving early came up during a parliamentary inquiry hearing in Canberra on Friday.
"The mooted idea that I would retire at the end of my seven-year term, that that's an early exit, strikes me as a little odd," Mr Stevens said.
"But it won't be before then."
The joint committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity spent a lot of the hearing raking over the alleged corruption case at RBA's wholly-owned subsidiary, Note Printing Australia (NPA) and part-owned note-making firm Securency.