Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential

By Bloomberg Markets - 2012-09-05T07:58:26Z

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Zhou Xiaochuan

Governor, People's Bank of China.

Investors worldwide contemplated China's slowing growth, Zhou, 64, cut interest rates in June for the first time in three years. He's been atop the central bank for almost 10 years, since shortly after Wen Jiabao and Hu Jintao rose to power.