Mexico’s Central Bank Chief to Take International Post

12/1/16 The New York Times

carstensMEXICO CITY — The governor of Mexico’s central bank, Agustín Carstens, said on Thursday that he would leave his position next July, adding to the uncertainty that has rattled the country’s economy since the election of Donald J. Trump.

Mr. Carstens, 58, a well-regarded economist, will leave the Bank of Mexico, where he has been governor for seven years, to lead the Bank for International Settlements, a financial institution based in Basel, Switzerland, that acts as a bank for central banks.

It is a complex time for Mexico, as worry mounts that Mr. Trump as the United States president will make good on his campaign promises to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and deport Mexican migrants, anxiety that has pushed the value of the peso down to record levels.

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