Wim Duisenberg

The Eurosystem, the Union and beyond

The European Central Bank on 27 December published a collection of contributions made on the occasion of the ECB colloquium "The Eurosystem, the Union and Beyond - The single currency and implications for governance", which was held in honour of Tommaso…

Dear Jean-Claude...

Changing the way the ECB works would improve its image and make your job easier, writes Charles Goodhart in an open letter to the ECB’s president.

DNB's Wellink on Duisenberg's legacy

In a speech at Wim Duisenberg's memorial service given on 6 August Nout Wellink of the DNB said his open manner of communicating was enhanced by another quality: his ability to delegate and bestow trust, even on very young employees.

Wim Duisenberg

This obituary for former European Central Bank president Wim Duisenberg, who died on Sunday 31 July, contrasts his rough ride at the ECB with the high reputation he had enjoyed among fellow central bankers during his tenure as governor of the…

Greenspan praises late ECB chief

Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan on Monday 1 August praised the contribution of the European Central Bank's first president, Wim Duisenberg, who died on Sunday.

Duisenberg at a discount

Despite a splendid send-off in October, including a blizzard of awards from European countries, the image of Wim Duisenberg, the former president of the ECB, is starting to fade, CentralBankNet can exclusively reveal.

ECB to study one and two euro coin option

The European Central Bank said on Tuesday 7 October that it will consider replacing one and two euro coins with notes following calls from some eurozone countries, according to Associated Press. Bank president Wim Duisenberg has agreed, the ECB said,…

ECB Press Conference with Questions and Answers

At the ECB's post Governing Council meeting press conference in Lisbon on Thursday 2 October Wim Duisenberg said "There is growing evidence that most countries will miss their budgetary targets for 2003 by a significant margin and, in a number of cases,…

King signals Basel accord delay

Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, on Thursday told the UK Treasury Select Committee that the introduction of the new Basel capital accord "may take more time than had originally been hoped". He said that the Basel committee was a "long way…

Non, je ne regrette rien

It may be the eve of Wim Duisenberg's departure from the ECB, but if anyone was hoping for a token show of contrition from the stern Dutchman for his occasional indiscretions, they will have been sorely disappointed.

Sweden spurns the euro

Europe's unifiers have been profoundly shaken by Sweden's unambiguous decision to steer well clear of the euro for the time being. Both the Riksbank and the ECB have since publicly been at pains to clarify that the result of the referendum will have no…

Duisenberg testimony to the European Parliament

In testimony before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament on 10 September, Wim Duisenberg of the European Central Bank resisted calls to lower interest rates and blamed political leaders for weak growth even as the…

Duisenberg eyes recovery, says ECB rates correct

Wim Duisenberg said in testimony on Wednesday 10 September: "Indications of an upturn in economic activity starting in the second half of the year have strengthened" and that the key ECB interest rates are considered "appropriate at present", according…

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