Central bankers get scores in global report

Taiwan's central bank governor Perng Fai-nan's performance is

graded "B" this year, up from last year's "C," according to a report by

Global Finance magazine scheduled to be released Friday 1 October.

The report, "2004 Central Banker Report Cards," lauded Perng's new-found

independence to maintain "dynamic stability" in the nation's foreign

exchange market, which supports Taiwan's export-driven economy.

"Perng Fai-nan may go down in history as the central banker who tried to

break the Central Bank

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