Iceland names new chief economist


Thórarinn Pétursson, the acting chief economist at the Central Bank of Iceland, is to take on the job permanently, the central bank said on Tuesday.

He will also continue to be a member of the Monetary Policy Committee.

The central bank received four applications and conducted three interviews for the role. Pétursson, who has been the acting chief economist since February, was judged to be the most qualified candidate by a committee comprising Már Gudmundsson, the governor; Arnór Sighvatsson, th

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