Central banks divided on publishing policy meeting minutes

Central banks in advanced economies more likely to publish minutes

A small majority of central banks choose not to publish the minutes of their monetary policy meetings.

In the Monetary Policy Benchmarks 2021, based on data from 33 central banks, Central Banking found that institutions are divided on whether they publish meeting minutes. A small majority (55%) said they do not publish minutes, compared with 45% that said they do. 

The median time lag between a policy decision being made and minutes being published was 14 days and ranged from 1–60 days. 

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