Gemany's Hans Eichel's shock to the system-article

The decision of Hans Eichel, the German finance minister, to establish a unifiedfinancial services regulator came as a surprise to many, and a bitter shock to theBundesbank, which had lobbied to take over bank supervision itself. KlausEngelen reports.

Whenever Berlin's top financeofficials appear at internationalmeetings, they are keen toemphasise Germany's continuingcommitment to financial sector reform. Thiswas underlined in spectacular style inJanuary, when Hans Eichel, the Germanfinance

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