French fin min hints over ECB intervention

The newly appointed French finance minister, Herve Gaymard, warned in an interview that the US dollar's weakness is "very worrying" and suggested possible intervention by the European Central Bank.

In an interview with Les Echos, the Financial Times' sister newspaper, Mr Gaymard said the dollar's decline would be a matter of debate in the run-up to the meeting of the Group of Seven industrialised nations next February.

"The Americans should take more account of the imbalances that they are prov