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Global Finance Magazine names the World’s Top Central Bankers 2010


New York, September 9, 2010 - Global Finance magazine has named the heads of the Central Banks of six countries — plus the European Central Bank president — as the World’s Best Central Bankers over the past year.


The “Central Banker Report Card” feature, published annually by Global Finance since 1994, grades Central Bank Governors of 30 key countries (and the ECB) on an “A” to “F” scale for success in areas such as inflation control, economic growth goals, currency stability and interest rate management. (“A” represents an excellent performance down through “F” for outright failure.)


Subjective criteria also apply. Says Global Finance Publisher Joseph Giarraputo, “During one of the toughest years on record, the World’s Central Bankers were tested as never before. Every year, we try to assess the determination of Central Bankers to stand up to political interference and their efforts at forcing their governments to spend less, and to open their economies to foreign investment and financial services.

 

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Those scoring in the “A” category in the report published in the October issue of Global Finance are:

 

Country Central Bank Governors Grade 2010
European Union Jean-Claude Trichet A
Australia Glenn Stevens A
Israel Stanley Fischer A
Malaysia Zeti Akhtar Aziz A
South Korea Lee Seongtae A
Taiwan Fai-Nan Perng A
Turkey Durmus Yilmaz A

 


CENTRAL BANKER REPORT CARDS 2010

 

THE AMERICAS 
Country
Central Bank Governors Grade 2010
Grade 2009
Argentina  Mercedes Marcó del Pont D
N/A
Brazil
Henrique de Campos Meirelles
B+ B+
Canada
Mark Carney B+ B
Chile
José De Gregorio B B
Mexico
Agustin Carstens B N/A
United States Ben Bernanke C C

 

EUROPE
Country Central Bank Governors Grade 2010 Grade 2009
Czech Republic 
Miroslav Singer
Too early to say
N/A
European Union Jean-Claude Trichet A A
Hungary András Simor C B
Norway Svein Gjedrem B C-
Poland Marek Belka Too early to say N/A
Russia Sergei M. Ignatiev B C-
Sweden Stefan Ingves B C-
Switzerland Philippe Hildebrand B- N/A
Turkey Durmus Yilmaz A B
United Kingdom Mervyn King B B

 

ASIA

Country Central Bank Governors Grade 2010 Grade 2009
Australia
Glenn Stevens
A
A
China Zhou Xiaochuan C C
India Duvvuri Subbarao C B
Indonesia Darmin Nasution D N/A
Japan Masaaki Shirakawa C B-
Malaysia Zeti Akhtar Aziz A A
New Zealand Alan Bollard B C
Philippines Amando M. Tetangco Jr. B B
Singapore Heng Swee Keat B B
South Korea Kim Choong Soo Too early to say N/A
Taiwan Fai-Nan Perng A A
Thailand Tarisa Watanagase B C

 

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Country Central Bank Governors Grade 2010 Grade 2009
Israel Stanley Fischer A
A
Saudi Arabia Muhammad Al-Jasser B C
South Africa Gill Marcus B N/A