Hans Eichel


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Hans Eichel

The German finance minister from 1999 to 2005. During his tenure, he tried unsuccessfully to reduce the German federal deficit. He was born in 1941.
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But the fall in the influence of the once-dominant German central bank has been magnified both by the weak German economy--the weakest of the core euro-zone economies, at present--and unwise attacks on what had been Germany's most prestigious institution by the current German finance minister, Hans Eichel.
German Finance Minister Hans Eichel and European Central Bank president Wim Duisenberg said the currency - which is shared by 11 European Union countries - is likely to rise as the European economy mounts a comeback.
That was the theme that Finance Minister Hans Eichel put forward at the Davos World Economic Forum.
With the appointment of Hans Eichel as his successor, we may have a more conciliatory approach, but the goal of further integration will remain the same.
The determination of German Finance Minister Hans Eichel to reform German debt management will go a long way to help create such a short-term market.
Mr Schroeder last week chose the low-profile governor of Hesse state, Mr Hans Eichel, to be his new Finance Minister, and intends to take over the party chairmanship himself.
The replacement of German Finance Minister Mr Oskar Lafontaine with the reputedly more business-friendly Mr Hans Eichel set the Frankfurt stock market alight yesterday, but failed to halt the profit-takers from dampening the mood in London.
The Social Democrats' executive committee backed Mr Schroeder's choice of outgoing Hesse state governor Mr Hans Eichel to replace Mr Lafontaine as Finance Minister.
According to researchers at the Brookings Institute, the G-20 was founded in 1999 as a forum for cooperation and consultation on matters pertaining to the international financial system at the initiative of Hans Eichel, then German finance minister who was also concurrently chair of the G-7 financial forum.
Germany's former finance minister Hans Eichel explained the ecological tax reform in his country, pointing out that it is better to increase and broaden taxation and pricing of carbon and energy than any other indirect or direct taxes like value added tax and corporation or income tax.
Former Minister of Finance of Germany Hans Eichel explained the ecological tax reform in Germany, pointing out that it is better to increase and broaden taxation and pricing of carbon and energy than any other indirect or direct taxes like value added tax and corporation or income tax.
creditors attending the Paris Club meetings in 2004, an agreement, driven by Germany's finance minister Hans Eichel and his American