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Ireland Springs Surprise as Makhlouf Named as Central Bank Head

  • Makhlouf is economic adviser to New Zealand’s government
  • Deputy Governor Sharon Donnery had been bookies’ favorite
Gabriel Makhlouf
Gabriel MakhloufPhotographer: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg

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Ireland named Gabriel Makhlouf, chief economic and financial adviser to New Zealand’s government, as the nation’s new central bank governor in a surprise appointment.