Euro zone finmins back Asmussen for ECB: source

Reuters

Luxembourg (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers on Monday endorsed Joerg Asmussen as the candidate to replace Juergen Stark on the executive board of the European Central Bank, a euro zone source said.

A European Union summit is set to decide on October 17 on Asmussen's nomination.

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(Reporting by Ilona Wissenbach)