Governance

Germany draft Weder onto 'Five Wise Men' panel

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's cabinet approved Beatrice Weder di Mauro, a university economist, as the first woman and first foreigner to join the government's council of economic advisers, the so called "Five Wise Men".

Zimbabwe's Gono ducks missiles on SA trip

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono was in South Africa this week to launch Homelink, a plan to encourage Zimbabweans living abroad to send home money through government channels. But the trip descended into chaos when Gono was booed by crowds…

Taiwan appoints new regulator chief

Taiwan has appointed Jaw Sheng Kong as chairman of the newly formed Financial Supervisory Commission. Kong, 48, is currently chairman of state-owned Taiwan Sugar Corp, said the Executive Yuan, the island's Cabinet.

Richmond Fed names Jeffrey Lacker President

Jeffrey M. Lacker was appointed on 17 June the new President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, effective August 1, 2004. He succeeds J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr., who announced his intention to retire back in November.

MAS chairman Loong set to become PM

Singapore's ruling party has approved the appointment of founding father Lee Kuan Yew's son Lee Hsien Loong, the chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, as the next prime minister.

Interview with Fed's Bernanke

In an extensive interview published this week, Federal Reserve governor Ben Bernanke talks about inflation targeting, asset bubbles, the Great Depression and other topics. He suggests the introduction of a number or a numerical range for inflation in the…

Marquez-Ruarte is to be IMF's HR Director

Rodrigo Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, has named Jorge Marquez-Ruarte as Director of the Human Resources Department to succeed Margaret Kelly, a national of Australia who is retiring after more than 30 years of service with…

Bank Indonesia names senior deputy governor

Miranda S Goeltom, former deputy governor of Bank Indonesia (BI) was elected senior deputy governor of the central bank after undergoing a fit and proper test by Commission IX of the House of Representatives in Jakarta last Tuesday, 8 June.

Greenspan nomination hearing moved to 15 June

The Senate Banking Committee said on Monday 7 June that it was postponing a hearing on Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's renomination until 15 June. The hearing was rescheduled because late President Ronald Reagan was lying in state at the U.S…

T&T central bank criticised over discrimination

Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, Sat Maharaj, has apparently criticised the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, citing it as an example of cultural discrimination in Trinidad and Tobago, according to a report by the Trinidad and…

Greenspan nomination hearing will be 10 June

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan will testify next Thursday, 10 June, before the Senate Banking Committee as it considers his nomination for a fifth term at the central bank's helm, the panel said on Thursday 3 June.

Feldstein - The Next Greenspan?

As one of George W. Bush's key advisors on economic policy, Harvard professor Martin Feldstein helped design the President's tax cuts. He's working on a plan to overhaul Social Security. Could he be the next Greenspan, this article asks.

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