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Mark Carney trained as an economist and has spent time both in government and in financial companies. He became famous for having kept Canada out of the financial crisis of the last decade. He has now taken up a position across the pond, becoming the first non-Briton to hold a post that goes back over three hundred years. In some sense, expectations from his appointment mirror those of a similar appointment in India, also in 2013.

What post?

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This day last year: Q.719

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