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Best and worst central bankers in the world

Last updated on: September 25, 2012 13:02 IST

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As the global economy continues to face problems and slowdown, the influence of central banks has become a major point of focus for investors looking for signs of growth.

So, let's take a look at the best and worst central bankers, according to Global Finance magazine, which publishes the annual Central Banker Report Card.

Click NEXT to see how India's D Subbarao performs on the list.


Image: A customer counts dollar notes at a bank in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Duvvuri Subbarao

India

Grade 2012: C

Grade 2011: B-

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Image: Reserve Bank of India's Governor Duvvuri Subbarao.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Ben Bernanke

The United States

Grade 2012: B

Grade 2011: C

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Image: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Photographs: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

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Mervyn King

The United Kingdom

Grade 2012: B-

Grade 2011: B

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Image: Bank of England's Governor Mervyn King.
Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters

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Mark Carney

Canada

Grade 2012: A

Grade 2011: N/A

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Image: Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada.
Photographs: Todd Korol/Reuters
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Glenn Stevens

Australia

Grade 2012: A

Grade 2011: N/A

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Image: Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

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Zhou Xiaochuan

China

Grade 2012: B-

Grade 2011: B

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Image: China's Central Bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters
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Masaaki Shirakawa

Japan

Grade 2012: C-

Grade 2011: C

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Image: Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa.
Photographs: Kim Kyung Hoon/Reuters

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Alan Bollard

New Zealand

Grade 2012: B

Grade 2011: B

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Image: Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Alan Bollard.
Photographs: Price Chambers/Reuters

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Kim Choongsoo

South Korea

Grade 2012: C

Grade 2011: C

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Image: Bank of South Korea Governor Kim Choong-soo.
Photographs: Price Chambers/Reuters

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Alexandre Tombini

Brazil

Grade 2012: B

Grade 2011: B+

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Image: Brazil's Central Bank President Alexandre Tombini.
Photographs: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

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Sergei Ignatiev

Russia

Grade 2012: B

Grade 2011: B+

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Image: Central Bank of Russia Chairman Sergei Ignatiev.
Photographs: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

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Thomas Jordan

Switzerland

Grade 2012: Too early to say

Grade 2011: N/A

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Image: Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan.
Photographs: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

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Stefan Ingves

Sweden

Grade 2012: B

Grade 2011: B+

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Image: Stefan Ingves, the head of Sweden's Central Bank.
Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
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Mario Draghi

ECB

Grade 2012: B-

Grade 2011: N/A

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Image: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.
Photographs: Alex Domanski/Reuters

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Fai-Nan Perng

Taiwan

Grade 2012: A

Grade 2011: A

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Image: Taiwan's central bank governor Perng Fai-nan.
Photographs: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters

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Prasarn Trairatvorakul

Thailand

Grade 2012: B+

Grade 2011: B+

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Image: Thailand's Central Bank Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul.
Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
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Gill Marcus

South Africa

Grade 2012: C

Grade 2011: C

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Image: South African central bank Governor Gill Marcus.
Photographs: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
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Zeti Akhtar Aziz

Malaysia

Grade 2012: A

Grade 2011: A

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Image: Malaysia's central bank governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

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Agustin Carstens

Mexico

Grade 2012: B+

Grade 2011: B

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Image: Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens.
Photographs: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

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Miroslav Singer

The Czech Republic

Grade 2012: B

Grade 2011: B

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Image: The Czech Republic's Central Bank Governor Miroslav Singer.
Photographs: David W Cerny/Reuters

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Andras Simor

Hungary

Grade 2012: C

Grade 2011: C

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Image: Governor of the Hungarian National Bank Andras Simor.
Photographs: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters
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Marek Belka

Poland

Grade 2012: B-

Grade 2011: B

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Image: Poland's central bank governor Marek Belka.
Photographs: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

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Erdem Basci

Turkey

Grade 2012: B

Grade 2011: Too early to say

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Image: Turkey's central bank governor Erdem Basci.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

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Riad Salameh

Lebanon

Grade 2012: C

Grade 2011: A

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Image: Lebanon's Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh.
Photographs: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

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Darmin Nasution

Indonesia

Grade 2012: B

Grade 2011: B


Image: Indonesia's Central Bank Governor Darmin Nasution.
Photographs: Enny Nuraheni/Reuters

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