Financial Stability

Norges Bank's Annual Report on payment systems 05

Changes in the use of different payment instruments have resulted in a further increase in the efficiency of the Norwegian payment system, said Deputy Governor Jarle Bergo when he presented the Annual Report on Payment Systems at a press conference on 31…

Costa Rica selects OpenLink's Findur

OpenLink, a leading provider of financial and commodity trading, risk management, and operations processing software solutions, announced Monday 5 June that Costa Rica's central bank, Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR), has licensed Findur, the company's…

ECB's Financial Stability Review, June 2006

The European Central Bank published its June 2006 Financial Stability Review on 1 June. In the report the ECB said an abrupt unwinding of the US current account deficit could put sharp downward pressure on the dollar and lead to a rise in US long-term…

ECB's Target Annual Report 2005

The European Central Bank (ECB) published the TARGET Annual Report 2005 on Friday 19 May. This publication, which is the sixth of its kind, gives an overview of TARGET operations in 2005.

Fed's Kohn on the evolving financial system

In the speech 'The evolving nature of the financial system: Financial crises and the role of the central bank' given on 18 May Donald Kohn of the Federal Reserve said U.S. bank regulators are focused on encouraging market discipline, sound risk…

NY Fed's Kos on the foreign exchange market

In the speech 'Recent volatility trends in the foreign exchange market' given on 11 May Dino Kos of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said there is a risk that the current period of low volatility in the foreign exchange market will not last, and…

NY Fed's Geithner on financial stability

In the speech 'Implications of growth in credit derivatives for financial stability' given on 16 May Timothy Geithner of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said banks and other financial players must be cautious in their use of credit derivatives.

RBA's Lowe on payments system reforms

In a speech given on 15 May Philip Lowe of the RBA said the changes that we have seen in the payments system to date are in the direction we expected.

Fed's Kohn on investing in payment innovations

In the speech 'Investing in payment innovations: A Federal Reserve perspective' given on 11 May Donald Kohn of the Federal Reserve said changing electronic payment systems benefit both institutions and consumers, but also expose them to new risks,…

RBI's Reddy on global imbalances

In the speech 'Global imbalances - An Indian perspective' given on 11 May Dr.Y.V.Reddy of the Reserve Bank of India said any large adjustments in major currencies and global interest rates would have a significant impact on the economy.

BoJ names new executive director for operations

The Bank of Japan said Tuesday 9 May that it has promoted Hajime Mizuno, director-general of the BoJ's operations department, to the post of executive director in charge of operations and payment and settlement systems.

Kansas Fed's Payments system research briefing

The Kansas City Fed's Payments system research briefing for May 2006, examines the potential for fraud associated with various "traditional" payment methods and the protective measures that consumers should take when using them.

ECB warns on Sepa timetable

The European Central Bank has issued a raft of amendments to a draft Directive on harmonising payment services in the EU, and warned that any delays in adoption of the rules could wreck the proposed timetable for the introduction of a Single Euro…

SARB Financial Stability Review, March 2006

The South African Reserve Bank published the March 2006 edition of its Financial Stability Review on 3 May. In its latest report the SARB said the global economy continued to expand strongly during the second half of 2005, albeit at a slightly more…

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