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Chen Nan-kuang appointed central bank deputy governor

2018/02/21 21:10:33

National Taiwan University Professor Chen Nan-kuang (陳南光)/image taken from Department of Economics, National Taiwan University website

Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) National Taiwan University (NTU) Professor Chen Nan-kuang (陳南光) is to succeed Yang Chin-long (楊金龍) as deputy governor of Taiwan's central bank, the Presidential Office announced Wednesday.

Chen, 53, will fill the vacancy left by Yang, who has been appointed by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to take over as central bank governor from Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南) on Feb. 26.

Chen, who currently serves in NTU's department of economics, is specialized in macroeconomics and monetary economics.

Perng, the country's longest-serving central bank governor since Feb. 25, 1998 who has retained the title as one of the world's top-tier central bankers for 14 consecutive years, will retire the day before Yang assumes his new post.

(By Yeh Su-ping and Flor Wang)