Governance

King on the ball as usual

Mervyn King paid a visit on Tuesday 20 January to Villa Park, home of his beloved Aston Villa football club, telling a business lunch he had always wanted to perform at Villa Park and now was his chance.

Court rejects plea to prosecute BSP chief

The Supreme Court in the Philippines has denied "with finality" a petition to prosecute central bank governor Rafael Buenaventura and several central bank officials for the closure of medium-sized Urban Bank in 2000.

Medina favorite for Bank of Israel post

Still with the Bank of Israel, it was reported that the chances of Victor Medina becoming central bank governor in January 2005 have increased after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dropped his objections.

Malta's Deputy Governor re-appointed

David Pullicino has been re-appointed as deputy governor of the Central Bank of Malta for a five year term. Pullicino has been closely associated with the bank's development over the years and is involved in the strategy of eventual integration into the…

Finland's Matti Vanhala on sick leave

Governor of the Bank of Finland Matti Vanhala had some bad luck while staying at his holiday home in the archipelago recently. Vanhala broke his thigh and needed an operation which, the bank said, will keep him at home until after Christmas.

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