Whether it's rhetoric or outright changes to monetary policy, every move by central bankers in major economies is being closely followed. While some may have success in combating economic issues and averting disasters, there are others who could have done things differently.
With this in mind, we look at the worst central bankers among the world's 50 key countries who received the lowest grade for their performance in the past year, according to Global Finance magazine, which publishes the annual "Central Banker Report Card." The grading of "A" for excellence down to "F" for failure is based on the effectiveness of central bank chiefs in confronting problems like inflation, spurring economic growth, maintaining currency stability and interest rate management.
This year, no North American or Western European central bankers made the list, while others may surprise you.
So, who are worst central bank governors in the world? Click ahead to find out.
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By Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani