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  • Jean-Claude Trichet on BNP Paribas fine   Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 2:42 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet on BNP Paribas fine

    It is "not normal" that both sides of the Atlantic do not have the same set of rules, says Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president, commenting on the BNP Paribas fine.

  • Real economy not 'working correctly': Trichet   Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 2:37 AM ET
    Real economy not 'working correctly': Trichet

    The real economy is not "functioning correctly", says former ECB President, Jean-Claude Trichet, and governments must continue to implement structural reforms.

  • ECB action is 'justified' : Trichet   Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    ECB action is 'justified' : Trichet

    The ECB latest action are "absolutely justified", and Mario Draghi must continue to send strong messages to governments and the private sector says Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president.

  • Trichet: 'Totally absurd' not to raise debt limit Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank

    The former president of the European Central Bank also told CNBC the shutdown signals "enormous difficulty" for the nation's democratic processes.

  • Trichet: 'Structural changes' needed for global jobs growth

    Former ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet joins CNBC's Rick Santelli to discuss how the euro zone's reforms helped labor.

  • ECB Set to Cut Economic Forecasts, but Not Rates Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 2:23 AM ET
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    The European Central Bank is likely to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday but may offer clues on its policy path for next year with updated forecasts likely to present a grim outlook for the euro zone economy in 2013.

  • Trichet: Draghi Program Will Work   Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 7:14 AM ET
    Trichet: Draghi Program Will Work

    Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president, explains why Europe's financial crisis is a crisis of advanced economies as well, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

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    The euro zone’s debt crisis is just the center of an “adjustment” which is affecting all advanced economies, former European Central Bank (ECB) President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC.

  • ECB Shows Signs of Bailout Flexibility Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 2:47 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Ten days after becoming Irish finance minister last March, Michael Noonan spoke with Jean-Claude Trichet, then the chief at the European Central Bank, and told him what his Fine Gael party had been telling voters for weeks: the new government intended to force losses on holders of senior Irish bank debt, the Financial Times reports.

  • At the ECB, a Change in Style but Not in Policy Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:56 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Market watchers, journalists and self-declared ECB experts of all ilk have fostered the long-cherished (and equally long misguided) view that ECB council members walk into the meetings waving the flag of their respective countries. They don´t.

  • ECB Won't Take Debt 'Haircut': Jean-Claude Trichet Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET
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    During Europe's financial crisis the European Central Bank has been "an anchor of stability and confidence," former president Jean-Claude Trichet said.

  • Vultures Would 'Love to Exploit' Euro Weakness Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 6:57 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Following the daily swings of the euro zone debt crisis, it can be difficult to focus on the long-term, bigger picture.

  • Next Crisis? Why Markets Are Worried About Italy Now Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    The markets are making it clear they think Italy will be better off financially if the country’s Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, steps down. There’s a reason for that.

  • Pro: ECB Will Cut Interest Rates, But Not Right Away Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 1:38 PM ET

    Stubbornly high euro zone inflation data on Monday reinforced money market bets that the European Central Bank will wait until December to cut interest rates. That sentiment was echoed by Hedgeye Risk Management CEO Keith McCullough.

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    A month-long rally for stocks and a European Union deal on its debt crisis have lifted investors' mood, but at least one economist is amazed at the reaction to Europe’s latest attempt to solve its sovereign debt woes.

  • Nations Underestimated Gravity of Debt Crisis: Trichet

    "We said from the very beginning that is was something which was potentially very important and that one should not underestimate the gravity of the situation... we were not pleasing a lot of interlocutors including the governments that had a tendency to say 'no it's not that important, it's not a big deal' and so forth and I would say that unfortunately experience has proved that our diagnosis was right," Jean Claude Trichet, outgoing head of the European Central Bank told CNBC in an interview.

  • EU Leaders Didn't Listen on Debt: Trichet Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 2:33 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    Too many European Union leaders did not understand the gravity of the Greek debt situation following years of failure to adhere to rules on borrowing, the outgoing boss of the European Central Bank told CNBC.