AMSTERDAM, Sept 4 German Central Bank President
Jens Weidmann is completely isolated in the European Central
Bank in his opposition to buying government bonds, a Dutch
newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.
Both publicly and behind closed doors, Weidmann has no
support for his opposition to ECB President Mario Draghi's plan
to help Spain and Italy with new interventions, Dutch daily Het
Financieele Dagblad said.
Other monetary hawks, including Dutch Central Bank President
Klaas Knot and ECB board member Joerg Asmussen, do not oppose
restarting the bond buying programme, the paper said.
Draghi is expected to reveal details of a new bond-buying
plan on Thursday to help indebted euro zone countries facing
high interest rates.
The ECB was not immediately available to comment.
(Reporting by Gilbert Kreijger; Editing by Andrew Heavens)