Caruana's potential replacements named

According to a report by Expansion this week, there are four names in the hat to replace Jaime Caruana as governor of the Bank of Spain when he steps down in Summer 2006.

The Spanish government hopes to appoint Caruana's successor by the end of this year, the report said.

Expansion named four prominent candidates for the position. Firstly, Soledad Nunez, currently director-general of the treasury is expected to be in contention for the job. Nunez works in the prime minister's department for the