December 20, 2019 / 10:31 AM / 2 months ago

UK PM Johnson welcomes appointment of new central bank governor

LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the appointment of Andrew Bailey to head the Bank of England and has full confidence he will do an excellent job, his spokesman said on Friday.

“The prime minister wants to thank the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney for his hard work and dedication over the past six and a half years. Andrew Bailey brings a wealth of experience of central banking and the prime minister has full confidence that he will do an excellent job,” the spokesman said. (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by William James)

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