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Global Finance Magazine Grades the World's Top Central Bankers 2012

New York, August 23, 2012 - Global Finance magazine has named the heads of the Central  Banks of six countries as the World's Best Central  Bankers over the past year. The "Central  Banker Report Card" feature, published annually by Global Finance since 1994, grades Central  Bank Governors of 50 key countries (and the ECB) on an "A" to "F" scale for success in areas such as inflation control, economic growth goals, currency stability and interest rate management. ("A" represents an excellent performance down through "F" for outright failure.) Subjective criteria also apply. Global Finance publisher Joseph Giarraputo says: "During one of the toughest years on record, the World's Central  Bankers were tested as never before. Every year, we assess the determination of Central  Bankers to stand up to political interference, and their efforts at influencing their governments on such issues as spending and economic openness to foreign investment and financial services. " For editorial information please contact: Andrea Fiano, editor, email:  afiano@gfmag.com Those Central  Bankers scoring an "A" in the report published in the October issue of  Global Finance include:

Australia Glenn Stevens A Canada Mark Carney A  Israel Stanley Fischer A  Malaysia Zeti Akhtar Aziz A  Philippines Amando Tetangco Jr. A Taiwan Fai-Nan Perng A

CENTRAL BANKER REPORT CARDS 2012

THE AMERICAS Country Central Bank Governors Grade 2012 Grade 2011 Argentina Mercedes Marcó del Pont Brazil Alexandre Tombini B B+  Canada Mark Carney A  B+  Chile Rodrigo Vergara B+  * Colombia José Dario Uribe Escobar B N/A** Ecuador Pedro Delgado D N/A** Mexico Agustin Carstens B+ B Peru Julio Velarde Flores B N/A** United States Ben Bernanke B C  EUROPE Country Central Bank Governors Grade 2012 Grade 2011 Belarus Nadezhda Ermakova C N/A** Czech Republic Miroslav Singer B  B  ECB Mario Draghi B- *  Hungary András Simor C C  Norway Øystein Olsen B Too early to say   Poland Marek Belka B- B  Russia Sergei Ignatiev B+ B  Sweden Stefan Ingves B B+  Switzerland Thomas Jordan Too early to say  *  Turkey Erdem BaЕџçi B  Too early to say   Ukraine Serhiy Abruzov B  N/A**  United Kingdom Mervyn King B- B  ASIA Country Central Bank Governors Grade 2012 Grade 2011 Australia Glenn Stevens A  A  Bangladesh Atiur Rahman C  N/A**  China Zhou Xiaochuan B-  B  India Duvvuri Subbarao  C  B-  Indonesia Darmin Nasution   B  B  Japan Masaaki Shirakawa  C-  C  Kazakhstan Grigori Marchenko   B+  N/A**  Malaysia Zeti Akhtar Aziz   A  A  New Zealand Alan Bollard  B  B  Philippines Amando Tetangco Jr.  A  A  Singapore Ravi Menon  B-  B  South Korea Kim Choongsoo   C  C  Sri Lanka Ajith Nivard Cabraal 


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