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Although Rajan has indicated he is not looking to succeed Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England, he had previously been tipped for the job anyway by the Financial Times. Rajan has a history with this prize. This is relevant because the play, written by Simon Woods, has an unkind reference to the author.
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