View Full Version : Help wanted: Tough central bankers (not re Iraq: just fyi and some IMF)

01-29-2010, 04:46 PM
Help wanted: Tough central bankers
By Krista Hughes
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Glenn Stevens, the governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, is an accidental hero of the global financial crisis. A career central banker, Stevens, 52, once described himself in a newspaper article as "not a particularly great risk-taker". On the day he was appointed to the job, August 1, 2006, the exasperated photographers crammed into his spartan office were forced to ask him to smile for the camera, according to local media reports. "That's a bit hard. I'm a central banker," he deadpanned. Then, on October 6 of last year, Stevens was thrust into the spotlight. Australia became the first G20 nation in the wake of the financial crisis to raise interest rates, signaling an upbeat view of future economic activity. It was not a widespread sentiment.

The article is ""too long to post: Here's the link: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60S01L20100129