Janet Yellen was appointed President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco this week. She will take up the position in June, succeeding Robert Parry. Yellen served as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve from 1994 to…
The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs has voted to recommend that Parliament endorse the appointment of Jose Manuel GONZLEZ PRAMO as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank.
Sandra Braunstein became director of the Federal Reserve Board's division of consumer and community affairs on April 1. She replaced Dolores S. Smith, who retired after 28 years.
In a recent interview with USA Today, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis William Poole said he doesn't think there's any doubt that there is a lot more confidence than there was a year ago.
Philippines central bank governor Rafael Buenaventura warned the public on Tuesday 13 April against a text messaging-based scam that uses the name of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in a fake raffle which tells people they have won millions of…
"The Big Swindle" is just a movie, but the domestic film released this week is giving the Bank of Korea cause for concern over security. Fears are that the movie could encourage people to try and rob the central bank!
The Parliamentary Supervisory Council of the Bank of Finland has voted to endorse European Commissioner Erkki Liikanen as the Finnish Central Bank's new governor.
The Economist magazine reports that the Bank of Israel employs 14 people for each 100,000 Israelis, almost twice as much as in the US.
Ernst Welteke, head of the Bundesbank, resigned on Friday. The Bundesbank and German Ministry of Finance called his decision "appropriate". Many observers of the affair think that his successor will be Koch-Weser, the ministry of finance official…
On 14 April the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank appointed Professor Theodor Baums of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt as Corporate Governance Compliance Officer of the Deutsche Bundesbank.
EU finance ministers hope to thrash out agreement on Europe's choice for the next head of the International Monetary Fund at weekend talks, the EU's Irish presidency said this week.
The Libyan "Leader of the Revolution" Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has called for the establishment of an African Central Bank.
A hearing for the nominee for a position at the Executive Board of the ECB will take place on Tuesday 6 April.
Haiti's new justice minister has barred 37 members of the former government from leaving the country. Included is former central bank governor Venel Joseph.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has announced the result of its annual pay review for staff of the HKMA in 2004.
The Dallas Fed has introduced a special section to its website "Rhymes with No Reason" listing some of Bob McTeer's classic poems. As well as prose from the 'lonesome dove' it contains various stories including how he apparently saved a dog's life.
The perceived carve up of the IMF and World Bank top jobs between the US and Europe provoked a grassroots revolt among staff at the Washington-based Fund this week.
Rumours that Alan Greenspan had a heart attack were soon dismissed but a report this week says the Fed chairman is out of favour with the White House following the release of Paul O'Neill's book.
The UK Chancellor Gordon Brown announced the reappointment of Kate Barker to the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Friday 2 April for a second term of three years.
The ECB's monthly news conference in its Eurotower headquarters on Thursday 1 April was interrupted temporarily by a fire alarm.
Erkki Liikanen, the European Commissioner for Enterprise and the Information Society, says that he is considering applying for the post of Governor of the Bank of Finland.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced on Wednesday March 24 the appointment of Dr Don Abel as the Bank's Assistant Governor and Head of Operations.
The Bank of Mauritius has awarded a contract for the construction of a new multi-storey headquarters in Port Louis.
Leszek Balcerowicz, president of the National Bank of Poland, confirmed a number of changes to the central bank's management this week.