File photo of Executive Board Member of the European Central Bank, Jorg Asmussen, speaking at an event at Thomson Reuters in the Canary Wharf business district of east London June 9, 2013. Leaving the... more 
File photo of Executive Board Member of the European Central Bank, Jorg Asmussen, speaking at an event at Thomson Reuters in the Canary Wharf business district of east London June 9, 2013. Leaving the spotlight of the European Central Bank for a back-office position in a German ministry that pays a fraction of the salary might look at first glance like professional suicide for Joerg Asmussen. But the slim 47-year-old with the shaved head, who has been at the centre of German financial crisis-fighting efforts for over half a decade, may be hoping a strategic step backwards will set him up for bigger and better things down the line, possibly even the German finance ministry. TO GO WITH STORY GERMANY-ASMUSSEN/ REUTERS/Richard Burton/Files (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) less 
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