Bank of Portugal fails to fill chief economist vacancy


The Bank of Portugal has called off its search for a new chief economist after receiving no suitable applications for the post.

Ana Cristina Leal stepped down as head of the central bank's economics and research department in order to join the board of one of Portugal's largest banks, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, in July.

The board of directors – made up of the governor, two vice-governors and two executive directors – said the applications it received for the vacancy "did not fully meet all the

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