Comment: Replacing Issing

Pressure is mounting on the ECB to finalise the reshuffle of its executive board, necessitated by the departure of its chief economist and head of research, Otmar Issing, this week. The absence of any official announcements on the matter is leading to suggestions that a major overhaul of responsibilities may be in store.


Issing, who retired from the central bank yesterday, was the driving force behind the ECB's analytical approach that incorporates an evaluation

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