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"Ronaldo of finance ministers" becomes new Eurogroup chairman

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By Jan Strupczewski and Francesco GuarascioBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers on Monday chose as their next chairman Portugal's Mario Centeno, once dubbed the "Ronaldo of EU finance ministers" by Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble in a nod to his soccer superstar compatriot. Centeno, 50, will succeed Dutchman Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Jan. 13, chairing monthly meetings of the Eurogroup, which comprises the 19 finance ministers of the euro zone and is the European Union's most powerful economic policy-setting body. The Harvard-educated economist has led Portugal through a strong recovery ...

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 23:39 IST