Blejer heads up new Bank of Israel shortlist


Mario Blejer, the former head of the Central Bank of Argentina, has emerged as the latest favourite for the Bank of Israel governorship.

Blejer formally applied for the post over the weekend, has learned, while the Bank of Israel's former deputy governor Zvi Eckstein also threw his hat into the ring.

After seeing his first two nominees Jacob Frenkel and Leo Leiderman pull out of the running, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has drawn up a new list of candidates –

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