Central Banks

Algerian debt falls sharply, foreign reserves rise

Algeria's foreign exchange reserves rose to $9,691 million in October 2000, a 120 per cent increase on the foreign exchange reserves held at the end of 1999, figures published in the December 2000 edition of the IMF's International Financial Statistics …

Taiwan banks ordered to stop forex forward trading

Taiwan's central bank has ordered three foreign banks and one domestic bank, which were allegedly engaged in foreign currency manipulation, to suspend their foreign currency forward transactions, according to banking sources.

IMF Koehler praises Turkey govt, but action needed

Horst Koehler, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, stressed on Dec 21 that the $7.5 billion in new financing the IMF is providing Turkey is a short-term measure to ensure a liquidity crisis in the banking sector doesn't derail wider…

Govt has no control over currency trading says MAS

The Monetary Authority of Singapore said the government does not exercise any control over currency trading in Singapore. Currency values are determined by market forces and the banks which trade them are merely "intermediaries" which allow them to find…

CNB Bank Board leaves interest rates unchanged

The Bank Board of the Czech National Bank CNB, which Dec 21 discussed the 12th status report on monetary and economic development, made no changes in the interest rates, spokesman Milan Tomanek told reporters after the session. The repo rate thus…

BOT to launch daily liquidity forecasts

The Bank of Thailand will soon launch a daily liquidity forecast - a new tool designed to control short-term market rates.The forecast would tell financial institutions roughly how much liquidity there would be on the following day, BOT assistant…

UK govt climbdown on payment system regulation

The UK government on Wednesday dropped plans for a new banking regulator to monitor the payments system, and handed responsibility to the Office of Fair Trading, which has general responsibilities for promoting competition.

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