Duisenberg wants to be succeeded by 'clone'

After the recent shake ups in central bank presidencies we now hear that ECB chief Wim Duisenberg has said a clone of himself would be the best choice to succeed him next year. Jean-Claude Trichet of France is the frontrunner.

Speaking on Sunday the quirky Dutchman responsible for setting interest rates for the 12 nations of the eurozone, suggested a surprising mechanism for replacing him as president of the European Central Bank when he retires next year. Mr Duisenberg said he thought it woul

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