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The Fed is the Evil Empire, Bernanke and now Yellen are the Emperor, and Fischer has assumed the role of Darth Vader.
US president says former BoI governor is ‘widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading and most experienced economic policy minds.’
Source familiar with matter says man credited with guiding Israel’s economy through difficult waters has already been offered US job.
Stanley Fischer to serve in role that gives him a powerful perch to help shape US monetary policy.
A separate vote, still unscheduled, must be held to confirm Stanley Fischer's appointment as vice chairman of the US central bank.
Fischer is widely expected to win Senate approval, both as a member of the Fed's Board of Governors and as the central bank's No. 2 official.
French finance minister to be chief of IMF following Strauss-Kahn sexual assault scandal; first issue will be Greek financial crisis.
Fischer: "I was hoping that the IMF would change its regulations, not only for my sake, but also for the sake of future candidates."
By NADAV SHEMER
Fischer: I was hoping the directorate would change the policy not only on my behalf, but also for the sake of future candidates.
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