Schaeuble is quoted in German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, to be published Sunday.

“These bankers seem to like themselves in the role of aloof super humans who only have contempt for their fellow humans,” Schaeuble was quoted as saying. “Instead it is they who should get our contempt and to whose game we should put a stop.”

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Schaeuble said the tape recordings highlighted “how necessary and important it was to introduce clear rules into the financial markets”.