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July 17, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacques Attali, president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, quit Friday--two months earlier than anticipated--after his institution was blasted in an audit report for excessive spending. The French Attali had submitted his resignation in June amid a storm of criticism of the bank's lavish spending for its London-based headquarters. He had been asked to stay on until a successor was appointed, probably in September.
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September 23, 2001 | STEVE WASSERMAN, Steve Wasserman is Book Editor of The Times
In the wake of Sept. 11, rage is the order of the day. The avalanche of daily news provides riveting, if sketchy, details, but the historical and contextual frame that might offer genuine insight is largely missing or shattered. Pundits offer sound-bite pronunciamentos, shedding little light; the politics of hysteria banish sobriety. Wisdom is scarce. The specter of war looms. Questions abound: Why was such slaughter visited upon us, by whom and to what purpose? How did we come to this place?
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BUSINESS
June 3, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight years ago, Jacques Attali, in his powerful role as special counselor to President Francois Mitterrand, directed the Socialist government's disastrous program of nationalizing industry and banking in France. The program soon backfired and contributed to the Socialist defeat in the 1986 parliamentary elections, after which most of the policies were reversed.
BUSINESS
July 17, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacques Attali, president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, quit Friday--two months earlier than anticipated--after his institution was blasted in an audit report for excessive spending. The French Attali had submitted his resignation in June amid a storm of criticism of the bank's lavish spending for its London-based headquarters. He had been asked to stay on until a successor was appointed, probably in September.
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June 26, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacques Attali, the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development who was assailed for spending more on the bank than on its impoverished Eastern European clients, resigned Friday. The bank was set up by more than 50 nations to channel money into former Soviet Bloc countries that now are trying to create market-based economies.
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August 30, 1987 | Paul Erdman, Erdman is an economist and novelist. His most recent book is "The Panic of '89 , " published by Doubleday. and
This is a biography of one of the great merchant bankers of our generation, Siegmund Warburg. The author, Jacques Attali, is, at age 42, the closest adviser of France's president, Francois Mitterrand. Attali obviously admires Warburg greatly, calling him "the prince of finance, the adventurer of the century." The Warburgs are a Sephardic Jewish family which settled in northern Germany in the early 16th Century.
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September 23, 2001 | STEVE WASSERMAN, Steve Wasserman is Book Editor of The Times
In the wake of Sept. 11, rage is the order of the day. The avalanche of daily news provides riveting, if sketchy, details, but the historical and contextual frame that might offer genuine insight is largely missing or shattered. Pundits offer sound-bite pronunciamentos, shedding little light; the politics of hysteria banish sobriety. Wisdom is scarce. The specter of war looms. Questions abound: Why was such slaughter visited upon us, by whom and to what purpose? How did we come to this place?
BUSINESS
August 19, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Frenchman Appointed to Head European Bank: Jacques de Larosiere was named new president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The governor of the Bank of France brings an austere reputation to the East European development bank that differs greatly from that of his predecessor, Jacques Attali. As head of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund for eight years in the 1980s, De Larosiere, 63, won plaudits around the globe for his handling of the world debt crisis.
WORLD
April 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A French judge has ordered 42 people, including a son of late President Francois Mitterrand, to stand trial over a $790-million scandal involving arms sales to Angola, judicial officials said. Arms traders Pierre Falcone, a Frenchman, and Israeli national Arkady Gaydamak are accused of paying a network of political contacts to favor their activities in the African country. Both will be tried in absentia; both deny wrongdoing. Falcone is accused of selling arms to Angola in 1993 and 1994.
NEWS
June 26, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacques Attali, the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development who was assailed for spending more on the bank than on its impoverished Eastern European clients, resigned Friday. The bank was set up by more than 50 nations to channel money into former Soviet Bloc countries that now are trying to create market-based economies.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight years ago, Jacques Attali, in his powerful role as special counselor to President Francois Mitterrand, directed the Socialist government's disastrous program of nationalizing industry and banking in France. The program soon backfired and contributed to the Socialist defeat in the 1986 parliamentary elections, after which most of the policies were reversed.
BOOKS
August 30, 1987 | Paul Erdman, Erdman is an economist and novelist. His most recent book is "The Panic of '89 , " published by Doubleday. and
This is a biography of one of the great merchant bankers of our generation, Siegmund Warburg. The author, Jacques Attali, is, at age 42, the closest adviser of France's president, Francois Mitterrand. Attali obviously admires Warburg greatly, calling him "the prince of finance, the adventurer of the century." The Warburgs are a Sephardic Jewish family which settled in northern Germany in the early 16th Century.
NEWS
April 9, 1991
The financial institution created to pull the new democracies of Eastern Europe out of poverty will be launched Monday in the relative opulence of London's International Maritime Organization. The institution, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, has pledges of more than $15 billion from 39 countries as well as the European Community and the European Investment Bank. The United States, at 10%, is the biggest shareholder, but the 12 EC nations together hold a majority share.
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