By: Bernie Chiu and Kuo Chung-han
By that he meant he will step down in early 2018. The term of office of the Central Bank governor of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is five years, and Perng’s current term will end in February 2018.
Perng, who assumed his position in 1998, made the statement in a press conference after a quarterly policymaking meeting of the central bank on Thursday.
Perng has become the longest serving central banker in Taiwan for his service of more than 18 years; the second longest serving governor is Yu Kuo-hwa (俞國華), who served 15 years. [FULL STORY]