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Trichet, call it 'austerity' or 'danger control'

With Europe still mired in recession, euronews asked the former President of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, to consider the results

With Europe still mired in recession, euronews asked the former President of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, to consider the results

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ECB: Draghi's dilemma, inflation fighting vs stimulus

As Mario Draghi takes over as the head of the European Central Bank he faces a massive task. The ECB is central to tackling the euro zone debt

As Mario Draghi takes over as the head of the European Central Bank he faces a massive task. The ECB is central to tackling the euro zone debt

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Leaders' confident euro rescue deal will succeed

The last attempt to put a stop to the spiralling crisis resulted in a deal on July 21st. But that quickly broke down because the private sector did

The last attempt to put a stop to the spiralling crisis resulted in a deal on July 21st. But that quickly broke down because the private sector did

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Trichet's final curtain

Jean-Claude Trichet was the captain at the helm of the European Central Bank for eight years. At 69, he now hands over to somebody else. During much

Jean-Claude Trichet was the captain at the helm of the European Central Bank for eight years. At 69, he now hands over to somebody else. During much

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ECB president hands over power

Jean-Claude Trichet has been the president of the European Central Bank for eight of the bank’s 13 years in existence. With the Euro in its darkest

Jean-Claude Trichet has been the president of the European Central Bank for eight of the bank’s 13 years in existence. With the Euro in its darkest

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G20 finance chiefs crank up pressure on euro zone

The world’s leading economies are keeping up the heat on Europe to sort out its debt crisis, at a G20 finance chiefs’ meeting in Paris. A draft

The world’s leading economies are keeping up the heat on Europe to sort out its debt crisis, at a G20 finance chiefs’ meeting in Paris. A draft

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Trichet warns as lenders give lukewarm approval to Greek aid

Decisive action is needed urgently to stop the euro zone debt crisis threatening global economic stability according to the head of the European

Decisive action is needed urgently to stop the euro zone debt crisis threatening global economic stability according to the head of the European

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ECB ups crisis measures as Trichet exits

Ending his eight year term at the helm of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet warned of “intensified” threats to the euro zone

Ending his eight year term at the helm of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet warned of “intensified” threats to the euro zone

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ECB rates unchanged as Trichet bows out

The European Central Bank has held the cost of borrowing unchanged this month, but outgoing president Jean-Claude Trichet prepared the ground for an

The European Central Bank has held the cost of borrowing unchanged this month, but outgoing president Jean-Claude Trichet prepared the ground for an

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ECB signals rates on hold as euro zone economy weakens

With economic growth in the euro zone weakening , the European Central Bank has signalled that it has stopped putting up interest rates — for now —

With economic growth in the euro zone weakening , the European Central Bank has signalled that it has stopped putting up interest rates — for now —

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EU debt crisis gravest since World War II, warns Trichet

Europe’s debt crisis shows no signs of ending any time soon. With frightening speed the turmoil engulfing the euro zone has spread to Italy and

Europe’s debt crisis shows no signs of ending any time soon. With frightening speed the turmoil engulfing the euro zone has spread to Italy and

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Trichet calls for rapid implementation of Greek bailout

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has urged eurozone governments to quickly implement the second bailout agreed on July 2 to help

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has urged eurozone governments to quickly implement the second bailout agreed on July 2 to help

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No new Fed moves to boost US economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s much anticipated speech to an economic conference in the US on Friday turned out to be a bit of a damp squib

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s much anticipated speech to an economic conference in the US on Friday turned out to be a bit of a damp squib

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European markets fall for 13th consecutive day

Shares are again volatile on the European stock exchanges. They fell sharply at the start of the day before rebounding somewhat with analysts saying

Shares are again volatile on the European stock exchanges. They fell sharply at the start of the day before rebounding somewhat with analysts saying

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Trichet criticises ratings agencies, backs Portugal

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has joined the chorus of criticism of the role of ratings agencies in the global financial

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has joined the chorus of criticism of the role of ratings agencies in the global financial

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EU confirms Draghi in ECB top job

EU leaders have appointed Italy’s Mario Draghi as the next president of the European Central Bank. He will replace Frenchman Jean-Claude Trichet

EU leaders have appointed Italy’s Mario Draghi as the next president of the European Central Bank. He will replace Frenchman Jean-Claude Trichet

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Italy's Draghi named as new ECB chief

The Italian Mario Draghi has been named as Jean-Claude Trichet’s successor as head of the European Central Bank. The formal appointment of the

The Italian Mario Draghi has been named as Jean-Claude Trichet’s successor as head of the European Central Bank. The formal appointment of the

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European Parliament backs Draghi as ECB chief

The European Parliament has endorsed Italy’s Mario Draghi to be the next head of the European Central Bank. That came ahead of formal backing for

The European Parliament has endorsed Italy’s Mario Draghi to be the next head of the European Central Bank. That came ahead of formal backing for

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ECB signals July interest rate rise

The European Central Bank is in “strong vigilance” mode over inflation pressures, ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet has said. That is the Bank’s code

The European Central Bank is in “strong vigilance” mode over inflation pressures, ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet has said. That is the Bank’s code

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ECB head wants EU finance ministry

The head of the euro zone’s central bank is suggesting that the bloc should consider setting up a single finance ministry to better coordinate

The head of the euro zone’s central bank is suggesting that the bloc should consider setting up a single finance ministry to better coordinate

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Draghi set for ECB top job

Mario Draghi is on track to take over as president of the European Central Bank after getting the nod from euro zone finance ministers. Before

Mario Draghi is on track to take over as president of the European Central Bank after getting the nod from euro zone finance ministers. Before

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Merkel's backing confirms Draghi for ECB presidency

The last major obstacle has been removed to Italy’s Mario Draghi becoming the next president of the European Central Bank. A spokesman for German

The last major obstacle has been removed to Italy’s Mario Draghi becoming the next president of the European Central Bank. A spokesman for German

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Merkel 'wants concessions' to back Draghi for ECB

German chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly wants something in return before she supports Italy’s Mario Draghi as the next president of the European

German chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly wants something in return before she supports Italy’s Mario Draghi as the next president of the European

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France's Sarkozy backs Draghi for ECB presidency

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has endorsed Italian Mario Draghi to be the next head the European Central Bank. At a joint news conference with

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has endorsed Italian Mario Draghi to be the next head the European Central Bank. At a joint news conference with

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Schaeuble: ECB chief decision after March

The question of who succeeds Jean-Claude Trichet as president of the European Central Bank is not being discussed at this week’s Group of 20 meeting

The question of who succeeds Jean-Claude Trichet as president of the European Central Bank is not being discussed at this week’s Group of 20 meeting

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Weber's Bundesbank resignation opens up ECB race

Axel Weber, Germany’s top banker is quitting. At a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin he told Angela Merkel and the finance minister Wolfgang

Axel Weber, Germany’s top banker is quitting. At a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin he told Angela Merkel and the finance minister Wolfgang

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Weber doesn't want ECB top job - report

The head of Germany’s Bundesbank, Axel Weber, will reportedly not be a candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Trichet as president of the European Central

The head of Germany’s Bundesbank, Axel Weber, will reportedly not be a candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Trichet as president of the European Central

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ECB says no profound inflation threat

As expected the European Central Bank has kept interest rates unchanged at a record low one percent and does not seem too worried about inflation

As expected the European Central Bank has kept interest rates unchanged at a record low one percent and does not seem too worried about inflation

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EU's new risk watchdog meets

The European Systemic Risk Board has met for the first time. The EU’s so-called ‘super-watchdog’ is designed to monitor Europe’s financial sector and

The European Systemic Risk Board has met for the first time. The EU’s so-called ‘super-watchdog’ is designed to monitor Europe’s financial sector and

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Trichet rejects Weber's bond view

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has revealed policy differences with Bundesbank chief Axel Weber. Trichet said the bank’s

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has revealed policy differences with Bundesbank chief Axel Weber. Trichet said the bank’s