Buba names new communications head

Benedikt Fehr, a journalist for a German daily, is to become the new head of the Bundesbank's communications department after Christian Burckhardt, the former head, died tragically last December.

Fehr, who has a doctorate in economics, is now business editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a newspaper, covering the European Central Bank, the Bundesbank and the financial markets.

From 1989 to 1999, he worked in the newspaper's New York bureau, reporting on United States financial markets an