German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and President of the German Central Bank (Bundesbank) Jens Weidmann arriving for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin. Weidmann is being hotly tipped to succeed Mario Draghi as head of the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2019. Photo: AFP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Markets unprepared for a Europe without Draghi and Merkel

International investors have a blind spot: the looming departure of the two dominant figures in European politics and finance

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and President of the German Central Bank (Bundesbank) Jens Weidmann arriving for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin. Weidmann is being hotly tipped to succeed Mario Draghi as head of the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2019. Photo: AFP
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