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Encyclopedia > Jean Claude Trichet

Jean-Claude Trichet (born December 20, 1942) is a French banker.

He was born in Lyon, trained as an engineer at the École nationale supérieure des Mines de Nancy and later as a civil servant at the Ecole nationale d'administration.

In 1993 he was appointed governor of Banque de France.

On November 1, 2003 he took Wim Duisenberg's place as president of the European Central Bank.

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Det var i maj 1998 somfransmännen vid det europeiska toppmötet i Bryssel efter hård ragkamp lyckades få igenom en kompromiss i frågan om chefskapet för den nya centralbanken.
Jean-Claude Trichet, governor of the French central bank, said on Friday he was to be put under formal investigation for his role in the near bankruptcy in the early 1990s of Crédit Lyonnais, then a state-owned bank.
Mr Trichet, who is not formally charged but could face prosecution, is to be interrogated by an investigating magistrate for his responsibility in the alleged "publication of false information to the markets and presentation of inaccurate accounts".
BONOBO LAND: Trichet Backs the Pact (332 words)
Jean Claude Trichet the new governor of the ECB is trying to convince the media that 'things have changed'.
Jean Claude Trichet, the European Central Bank's new president, on Thursday warned eurozone countries that the rules underpinning the single currency were "now at a critical point".
Mr Trichet also stopped short of giving any signal the ECB was looking to tighten monetary policy in the near term.
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