Davos is not as important an event on the calendars of central bankers as the IMF/World Bank meetings or the Bank for International Settlements Annual General Meeting. Neither the Bank of England nor the Federal Reserve will be bothering to send anyone, for instance.
But there are still plenty of Davos men (and one woman) among the senior ranks of the profession. Read more
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The Bank of England’s financial (in?)stability report is due out on Thursday. Read more
Our week ahead email will help you to track the most important events in the central banking world. To see all of our emails and alerts visit www.ft.com/nbe
The Federal Open Market Committee’s minutes are out on Wednesday for its late September meeting, where the majority backed Operation Twist, at 14.00 DC time (18:00 GMT). Read more
I called the end too soon. The Argentine central bank fiasco has clearly outlived Martín Redrado stepping aside. In an unexpected twist, a presidential ally was chosen to head the country’s central bank.
From tomorrow’s paper… Read more
The Senate has confirmed Agustín Carstens, Mexico’s finance minister, as its next central banker, less than a week after Mexican President Felipe Calderón nominated him to the post.
Mr Carstens will take the post on January 1. His confirmation comes the day after Standard and Poor’s downgraded Mexico’s government debt to BBB, highlighting concerns on the country’s diminishing oil production prospects and expectations for weak overall growth. Read more
Adam Thomson of the Financial Times writes about the political implications of Mexico’s newly nominated central bank governor Read more