Mark Carney, the head of the Bank of England, is mentioned as a possible new boss of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Based on an initiate, Bloomberg news agency reports that European countries are currently “actively” discussing his nomination.

The current IMF director Christine Lagarde was nominated earlier this week as the new president of the European Central Bank (ECB). Pending her appointment in Frankfurt, she has transferred her duties to the fund. That is why someone is being sought to succeed her.

Anyway, Carney would stop at the Bank of England early next year. The Canadian became Governor of the British Central Bank in 2013. His term in London had already been extended several times to guarantee continuity in the midst of the Brexit.

There is a kind of gentlemen’s agreement that European countries can designate the head of the IMF, while the Americans can appoint the World Bank. The French finance minister Bruno Le Maire and ECB board member Benoît Cœuré are also mentioned as potential candidates in the rumor circuit.

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