UK government delays decision on BoE governor

Minouche Shafik
Department for International Development

The UK’s government has announced it will wait until the outcome of the country’s general election on December 12 before announcing the next governor of the Bank of England (BoE).

The Conservative government, led since July 24 by prime minister Boris Johnson, had previously said it would appoint a successor to Mark Carney this autumn. Carney is due to leave the role in January 2020 after serving since 2013, having previously served five years as governor of the Bank of Canada.

He was initially

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