Central Bank Directory highlights rise in female central bank governors

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The 2012 edition of the Central Bank Directory, published by Central Banking Publications, unveils a 50% rise in female central bank governors in the world compared with 2011.

Belarus, Kyrgyz Republic, Samoa and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City all welcomed new female governors in 2011, taking the number of female governors in the world up to 12. Despite this increase, only 6.3% of all central bank governors are women.

The last 12 months saw the appointment of 33 new governors; with three

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