Bank of France's Trichet sees euro zone growth

FRANCE - Bank of France governor Jean-Claude Trichet urged investors to "stay calm" during the slump in global financial markets, saying Wednesday that the downturn should not prevent growth in the 12-nation euro zone.

Trichet, speaking on French radio station RTL, declined to comment on his chances of becoming the next European Central Bank head following an order for him to stand trial over a banking scandal in the 1990s.

Speaking about the economy in Europe and France, Trichet said growth was

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