Trichet says ECB leadership succession not an issu

FRANCE - Bank of France Governor Jean-Claude Trichet, also a member of the governing council of the European Central Bank, said on Wednesday the leadership succession of the ECB was not an issue.

Asked if he planned to take over from ECB President Wim Duisenberg this year, Trichet told CNN television: "We have an excellent president. That question does not exist at all."

Mr. Duisenburg said on Monday it was still his intention not to serve the full term, but he had not yet made up his mind when

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