Zeti wins top honours as central banker

Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz is The Banker's choice as the central bank governor for 2004.

The magazine, which is published by the Financial Times, said that Zeti's continued pioneering work to build the Islamic finance industry and establish Malaysia at the forefront "shines out".

"No less important, she showed a deft hand in guiding the Malaysian economy onto a path of solid growth," the magazine said, adding that as a result of her efforts, Malaysia leads Bahrain an