Other central bank governors may lead a sedate life, contemplating the economy through half open eyes and jumping into action once or twice a year to notch the prime rate up or down by 25 basis points before they go back to watching the fiscal grass grow.
Protests against her austerity package and calls for her resignation have failed to stop Brigita Schmögnerovà from doing the most exciting job she has ever had.
Local banks are now in foreign hands.
Euromoney polled 80 big investors on which firms they rated for credit analysis, and for which sector.
In 1999, the European single currency brought with it a flourishing new market in corporate bonds for a range of different quality issuers.
In difficult markets during 2001, issuers and managers needed to show their ingenuity to get deals done.