Tonsorial Shakeup Roils Europe


The Germans and Swiss are debating whether bank capital requirements are sufficiently strict, while France continues to sputter. But, please, stand by. First, we have some shocking, breaking news:

The Swedish finance minister has gotten a haircut.

The Nordic state’s most famous pony tail is no more: Anders Borg has cut it off.

But why?

“I just wanted shorter hair,” he told reporters here….

Mr. Borg nevertheless found himself having to bat away relentless questioning from reporters on the demise of the pony tail.

Sweden's Finance Minister Loses the Pony Tail [WSJ MoneyBeat blog]