Central banks downsize in 2012


The number of central bankers in the world fell by 1,479, to 470,822 or 0.3%, according to the Central Bank Directory 2013, which is published tomorrow (December 21).

This continues a trend which has seen a reduction of 2.79% in staff numbers from 2007 and to 2012.

The central banks in Georgia, Greece and Thailand have been notable for some of the largest decreases, having reduced staff by more than 25% in the past five years. Those bucking the trend include Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Brunei, all

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