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Centeno brings Portuguese charm to Eurogroup top job

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By Axel BuggeLISBON (Reuters) - Mario Centeno, appointed on Monday to lead the Eurogroup, used his easy-going style as Portugal's finance minister to turn his crisis-hit country into a model euro zone pupil, causing him to be described as a "Ronaldo" among euro zone finance ministers.The soft-spoken Centeno, 50, who will take over as chairman of the euro zone group of finance ministers from mid-January, spent two years nursing his country back to financial health.He reversed some austerity measures from the 2011-14 bailout - while all the time insisting on meeting Europe's budget goals.When ...

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 23:40 IST