Weber stands his ground

After barely 15 months in office, Axel Weber, the president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, seems to have convinced almost everyone that he was the right choice. According to leading economists the former professor of economics has done a "surprisingly good job". "I am impressed how easily he made his way in a completely new world, where it is not that easy to earn respect," says Jan-Pieter Krahnen, director of the Centre for Financial Studies in Frankfurt and Weber's co-director of the centre from