The Bank for International Settlements plans to host officials of 17 central banks in Hong Kong on Feb 12, 2001. An official of the Basel-based institution said the central bankers will discuss both the global economy and the strengthening of financial systems. The BIS Hong Kong office aims to hold a meeting of central bankers from Asia and elsewhere at least once a year to discuss issues that are important to the region.
Asian central bankers will make up most of the roster on Feb 12. They