Death of Governor of Central Bank of Iran

The governor of Iran's central bank, Mohsen Nourbakhsh, died of a heart attack in Tehran on Sunday 23 March, Irna, Iran's offical news agency, reported yesterday.

Source: Gulf Daily News

Nourbakhsh, one of Iran's most-prominent economists, served as the country's economy minister for six years and twice as head of the Central Bank. He was close to reformist President Mohammad Khatami and to his predecessor, Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Nourbakhsh, who earned a PhD in economics from the University of Cali

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