Court to seal fate of ECB heir apparent Trichet

Bank of France governor Jean-Claude Trichet will find out on Wednesday if he has been cleared or found guilty in a banking fraud trial. The verdict will have implications for the succession as president of the ECB with Trichet set to take over from Wim Duisenberg if he emerges unscathed from the trial.

Source: Reuters

After a three-year ordeal that has blighted his ambitions to run the European Central Bank, Frenchman Jean-Claude Trichet will find out on Wednesday whether he has been cleared or