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The 'Rock Star' Central Banker

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 01 July 2013

Once central bankers were grey distant figures, hardly known outside the world of commerce. Now they are financial rock stars. The top central bankers - in America, Britain and Europe - are amongst the most powerful people in the world, able to deploy trillions to contain crises. As the Bank of England's new governor takes up his post, Business Daily asks what it takes to do the job?

Mark Carney is a Canadian and a keen ice hockey player. BBC Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders, went to Canada to see whether his reputation is based on good judgement or just good fortune.

And, a top ice hockey player tells us why the 'fastest game on earth' is a good grounding for his new role.

Plus: Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times on why she doesn't believe another historic change at the Bank of England is for the better.

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