Noyer mentioned as potential ECB candidate

CentralBankNet learns that former European Central Bank vice president Christian Noyer may be in line to take over from Wim Duisenberg as president of the ECB in July if Jean-Claude Trichet is unable to take up the position.

Speculation on who will replace Duisenberg resurfaced with the news that Jean-Claude Trichet's fraud trial will not conclude until 18 June. Under the agreement Duisenderg's replacement must be French. Noyer would fit the bill perfectly, apart from the fact that under the r

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