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18.49 So what do analysts make of Mr Trichet’s record? He received a mixed score in an FT poll.
Gerard Lyons at Standard Chartered gives him five out of ten:
Jean-Claude Trichet has stuck to the mandate. But he should have taken a far broader view. He missed the crisis and he shouldn’t have raised rates this year