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Analysis: Germany's Goldman hire prompts fear of banks' renewed influence

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By Edward Taylor and John O'DonnellFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's appointment of a Goldman Sachs executive to a senior finance ministry post on Monday drew accusations the government was once again cosying up to the banking sector that caused the 2008 economic crash.Joerg Kukies, formerly the co-head of Goldman Sachs in Germany, was named deputy finance minister with responsibility for financial market policy and European issues, the ministry said.It is the first time a German government has hired a Goldman Sachs banker and signals a recovery of the sector's influence after the crash when it ...

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First Published: Mon, March 19 2018. 22:44 IST