De Gregorio voted top Central Bank president in Latin America for 2008

British magazine "The Banker" says that the choice "represents a true vote of confidence from the markets".

07 de Enero de 2009 | 15:25 | Economía y Negocios Online

SANTIAGO.- The president of the Central Bank of Chile, José De Gregorio was chosen as "The Best Central Bank President in Latin America for 2008" in a poll taken among bankers and economists by British magazine "The Banker", which belongs to the journalism conglomerate of the Financial Times.

According to the financial entity, "The Banker" declared in its January edition that the choice "represents a true vote of confidence on the part of the markets with respect to De Gregorio's performance over the last year and reflects the effort of all Central Bank employees in Chile during these difficult times".

The magazine adds that those polled stressed that the Central Bank of Chile deserves such recognition due to the fact that the entity "took a strong stance against inflation during the first half of the year and for now, the banking sector has shown itself to be relatively resilient with regards to the global financial crisis, which is a testament to the roll the bank plays in maintaining regulations and stability within the financial sector".

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