Zeti named among top central bankers.
New York-headquartered Global Finance Magazine has named Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz as one of the world’s best central bankers over the past year among five other central bank heads in five countries and the European Central Bank president Jean-ClaudeTrichet. She and the other six bankers were graded “A” in the magazine’s annually-published feature entitled “Central Banker Report Card” for successes in areas such as inflation control, economic growth goals, currency stability and interest rate management.
The grade ranges from A to F, with A is the highest and F is the lowest. ‘A’ denotes excellent performance and ‘F’ outright failure, said Global Finance in a statement today. Other central bank heads to receive the highest grade are Australian Glenn Stevens, Israel’s Stanley Fischer, South Korea’s Lee Seong-tae, Taiwan’s Fai-NanPerng, Turkey’s Durmus Yilmaz and European Union’s Trichet. The magazine has readers in 163 countries comprising financial practitioners of multinational companies, with offices in London and Milan, other than its headquarters in New York. – Bernama
For full list of last year central banker report card, click here: The Central Bankers Report 2009