Weber’s defiance could help or hinder: analysts


Axel Weber, the president of the Bundesbank, has divided opinion among commentators with his sustained and unflinching criticism of the European Central Bank's (ECB) unprecedented bond purchase programme.

Weber, who is a member of the ECB's governing council and leads the pack to replace Jean-Claude Trichet, the president of the central bank, when Trichet's term expires in two years' time, has not backed down in his criticism of the central bank's venture into secondary markets. Speaking in Main

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