Yellen appointed President of San Francisco Fed

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…

Green light for new ECB Board member

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.

BSP warns public over text message scam

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…

Bank heist movie worries Bank of Korea

"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!

Stark to succeed Welteke?

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…

A hyperactive central banker who needed an anchor

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.

Kate Barker reappointed to MPC

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.

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