MAINZ, Germany Feb 7 The U.S. administration
should blame itself rather than Germany for a recent
strengthening of the dollar against the euro, the head of
Germany's Bundesbank said on Tuesday.
Jens Weidmann said accusations, made by a top trade adviser
of U.S. President Donald Trump, that Germany was exploiting the
United States and its European partners with an overly weak euro
were "more than absurd".
"The thesis that foreign currency manipulations are to blame
for the current strong U.S. dollar is not borne out by facts,"
he told a gathering in the western German city of Mainz. "The
most recent rise in the dollar is likely to be home-made,
triggered by the political announcements of the new government."
(Reporting By Francesco Canepa and Balazs Koranyi; Editing by