Duisenberg slams plan to curb Buba oversight role

European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg on Feb. 1, 2001, attacked German government plans to strip the Bundesbank of its banking watchdog duties, saying the move may make it harder to supervise the financial system. In unusually strong tones even by the outspoken Dutchman's standards, Duisenberg said that part of the plan unveiled by the German finance ministry was of the "greatest possible concern to all central banks including the European Central Bank."

German Finance Minister Hans E

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