Glenn Stevens tipped as new RBA dep gov

ARTICLE - Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Glenn Stevens is the clear favorite among a small field of contenders to fill the shoes of Deputy Governor Stephen Grenville, who retires 30 November.

While the issue of succession at the central bank has rarely been so clear cut, internal and external challengers do exist.

Chief among them are Ric Battellino, Assistant Governor Financial Markets, and John Laker, Assistant Governor Financial Systems.

Like the governor's post, the deputy's po