Ben Bernanke

Constantly answering to the press and politicians alike, the job of a central banker is never easy. We try to dig out some of the job's merits, comparing some of the best and worst performers

A thankless task?

Constantly answering to the press and politicians alike, the job of a central banker is never easy. We try to dig out some of the job’s merits, comparing some of the best and worst performers

Despite playing influential and crucial roles in the banking world, central bankers do not always earn exactly what members of the public might expect, based on the size and performance of the country they are representing. Britain's top central banker...

Fed, BOJ chiefs wary

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said US inflation expectations were stable despite price swings in the past few years and signalled the Fed saw no need to change its current price commitment

Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa also warned of the danger of focusing too much on short-term price moves in policy decisions, underscoring his resistance to calls from politicians to set a rigid inflation target. Bernanke, addressing a confere...