New BoE boss Carney named best banker

NEWLY-appointed Bank of England governor Mark Carney has topped a survey grading the performance of the world’s cental bankers over the past 12 months.

Canadian Carney, a former Goldman Sachs director, scored 81 out of a possible 100, with 68 per cent giving him an A or B grade, according to the Wall Street Journal’s latest economic forecasting survey.

The Bank of England’s incumbent governor Sir Mervyn King scored 71, with only 41 per cent of respondents grading him A-B, while European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi won a respectable 75 points. Carney will replace Sir Mervyn on 1 July.