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Henrique de Campos Meirelles

Country: Brazil
Grade: B+

The President of the Banco Central do Brazil, Henrique de Campos Meirelles, recieved a B+, which is above average. Meirelles recieved the high mark for his "prudent fiscal and monetary policies," namely an interest rate strategy that helped curb inflation with a series of rate hikes, followed by a timely reduction in the country's benchmark rate that contributed to the economic recovery. The report notes that Brazil's GDP could rise as much as 8% in the second quarter.

Source: Global Finance; Photo: Banco Central do Brazil