Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer
Photo: Gil Yohanan
Fischer among 6 leading bank governors
Fed chair Ben Bernanke scores mere C on Globes Finance's central banker report card. Bank of Israel governor graded A alongside Australian, Lebanese, Malaysian, Philippine and Taiwanese counterparts
Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve Bank Ben Bernanke was graded a mere C by Global Finance's world's top central bankers list for 2011.


Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer received an A and ranked one of the six top bankers in the world by Global Finance and not for the first time – in 2009 as well as in 2010 Fischer's Central Banker report card sported an A.


Other bankers named alongside Fischer as world's top central bankers are Glenn Stevens from Australia, Riad Salameh from Lebanon, Zeti Akhtar Aziz from Malaysia, Amando Tetangco Jr. from the Philippines and Fai-Nan Perng from Taiwan.


Bernanke's grade remained the same whereas the outgoing president of the ECB Jean-Claude Trichet's grade dropped from A to B-. Bank of Japan's Masaaki Shirakawa scored a C and Canada's Mark Carney and United Kingdom's Mervyn King got a B.


The 37 central bankers' report card first featured in 1994, annually grades central bank governors of 36 key countries and the ECB, for their success in areas such as inflation control, economic growth goals, currency stability and interest rate management.


Click here to read this report in Hebrew



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