Jean-Claude Trichet

Who said it?

I cried when I heard the announcement. I'm now praying for the release not only of my brother but everyone

Ma Nyein, the sister-in-law of comedian Zarganar (pictured), one of Myanmar's best known political detainees

Wednesday, 12 October, 2011, 12:00am

Misfiring with paper bullets

European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet has been accused of being armed with only a bazooka when confronted with the heavy artillery that global financial markets can deploy.

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

EU's new tune unlikely to charm

One year ago, European Union officials seemed barely interested in China or its currency, the yuan.

True, monetary affairs commissioner Joaquin Almunia had gone on record to say that Beijing should allow more exchange rate flexibility. But he had added that Europe understood this was 'not easy to implement'.

29 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


Welcome to 'Euroland'. That's the European answer to Asian concerns that the euro might spark a new bout of protectionist trade barriers.

'Asian goods will become more competitive in Europe, but we are adamant about keeping our markets open,' Etienne Reuter, the European Commission's head in the SAR, said.

17 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Finance chiefs set for talks

TOP finance chiefs from the world's wealthiest nations sat down to a dinner in Hongkong last night as a prelude to a weekend meeting on global economic problems.

Rooms were booked by the Japanese Consulate at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for the talks but secrecy surrounded details of the discussions.

13 Mar 1993 - 12:00am