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By Edward Taylor
FRANKFURT, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Switzerland’s finance ministry retracted claims made by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf that foreign exchange markets had been manipulated, clarifying that the matter was still being investigated.
“Federal Councillor Widmer-Schlumpf did say this, but did not mean it that way,” spokesman Roland Meier said.
At a news conference earlier on Wednesday, Widmer-Schlumpf had said: “It’s a fact that foreign exchange manipulation was committed.” (Reporting by Oliver Hirt, Edward Taylor, Caroline Copley; editing by Alice Baghdjian)