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The Old Lady’s new man

How will Mark Carney run the Bank of England?

By Ian Campbell  

Mark Carney will take over as governor of the Bank of England in the summer. What will his arrival mean for economic policy? (photo: World Economic Forum)

The Old Lady will soon have a new man—and he’s Canadian. In the summer, Mark Carney will take over as governor of the Bank of England (also known as the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street). The current head of the Bank of Canada—and “young, good looking and charismatic,” according to outgoing governor Mervyn King—Carney is an excellent choice who will…

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