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Duisenberg

Willem Frederik, known as Wim. born 1935, Dutch economist; president of the European Central Bank from 1998
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European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg has meanwhile offered some clarification regarding his intentions on the duration of his mandate, indicating on April 29 that he will step down in a year's time at most, after agreeing to stay on a little longer.
This first chapter in the ECB's history will come to an end on July 9, 2003 when Mr Duisenberg steps down on the occasion of his 68th birthday.
Nurtured by such distinguished past central bank chiefs as Marius Holtrop, Jelle Zijlstra, and Duisenberg, the Dutch central bank has a long tradition of independence from outside political influences, a longer time horizon for policy, and a proclivity for strong anti-inflationary policies and a hard currency.
The Financial Times reported Friday that Duisenberg said he is concerned that the dollar's strength against the euro may hurt public confidence in the single currency.
Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker recalled the fact that Mr Duisenberg's successor "should be French".
Mr Duisenberg's unscheduled announcement ended uncertainty about the timing of his departure but it raises the daunting prospect of prolonged horse-trading among EU governments, similar to that which marred the Dutchman's own appointment in 1998.
Duisenberg said he is not concerned about the weakness of the euro.
Mr Duisenberg announced on February 7, 2002 his plans not to complete his full term of office, primarily for "personal" reasons and in keeping with his public undertaking to step down.
Mr Duisenberg expects the eurozone economy to remain weak at the start of the year but sees signs that a gradual recovery will take place during 2002.
European Central Bank president Wim Duisenberg said yesterday that he would not quit for at least another year, defying France which argues that he had agreed to stand down in the summer.
President of the European Central Bank, Dr Willem Duisenberg, finally unveiled the new euro currency in Frankfurt, Germany.
Wim Duisenberg said the ECB was prepared to inject liquidity into the financial markets, an option which was employed after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.