Rumours originating in New York this week suggested that Brazilian central bank president Henrique Meirelles was about to resign.
Last week we reported New Zealand National Party Maori MP Georgina te Heuheu's criticism of "Maori bashing" in a speech made by the party's leader, and former governor of the RBNZ, Don Brash. But Brash defended his speech and this week fired the MP.
Ireland's Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy proposed Michael Tutty this week as the country's nominated candidate to sit on the Executive Board of the European Central Bank.
The State Bank of Vietnam's recent issue of three new coins turned to disaster when children started eating them after mistaking them for sweets.
Australia's newspapers went into overdrive this week after one was able to obtain RBA governor Ian Macfarlane's American Express statements under a "Freedom of Information request". The bank was forced to defend Macfarlane's $249,000 credit card bill,…
Chicago Fed president Michael Moskow gave his first speech of 2004 on Tuesday. But while we're sure he got his message across loud and clear, the bank's own website reported it with a spelling mistake in the title. Or is the US economy in more of a…
Former US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill's recent book "The Price of Loyalty" contains various quotes attributed to Alan Greenspan. Although his comments on President Bush got much publicity recently, what the Fed maestro had to say was largely…
Russia's Supreme Court rejected an appeal from former central bank chairman Viktor Gerashchenko on Friday 6 February over refusal by the Central Electoral Commission to register him a candidate in the upcoming presidential election.
Spain can offer "very good candidates" to replace European Central Bank executive board member Eugenio Domingo Solans when his mandate ends on May 31, said Economy Minister Rodrigo Rato this week.
Attending a summit in London this week ECB boss Jean-Claude Trichet stood out from the crowd with what was described as a large plaster on his nose.
The Italian Government is apparently seeking to vary the appointment terms of the Governor of the Bank of Italy, currently Antonio Fazio, in a move that would force him to step down.
Former Reserve Bank of New Zealand governor Don Brash, now leader of the National Party, has been criticised by Georgina te Heuheu, the party's only Maori MP, for a speech she described as "Maori bashing".
US Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean said on Friday 23 January that Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan had become too political and should be replaced.
Kazakhstan's parliament on Monday 26 January approved Anvar Saidenov, 43, as the new head of the former Soviet Republic's central bank.
Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia Ian Macfarlane was awarded Australia's highest honour this week in a list published each year on Australia Day.
For the fourth year in a row the Bank of Israel topped a list of government bodies with overpaid employees, according to the Finance Ministry's Wage Report for 2002.
IMF deputy managing director Shigemitsu Sugisaki, 62, is leaving his post. He was joined at a farewell dinner in Washington by some former colleagues, including Stanley Fischer.
Wim Duisenberg, the former president of the European Central Bank, has been fined EUR300 for drink driving after being breathalysed before Christmas.
The Bank of Canada has announced the appointment of Pierre Godin to the position of adviser. The appointment is for an 18-month period and Mr Godin will be joining the Bank in mid-March.
Tunde Lemo has been appointed as a deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria by President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Bernie Fraser, the former governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, has taken a swipe at executive pay levels.
The central bank of Argentina has introduced a novel feature by offering people the chance to listen to music while browsing its revamped website.
Mervyn King paid a visit on Tuesday 20 January to Villa Park, home of his beloved Aston Villa football club, telling a business lunch he had always wanted to perform at Villa Park and now was his chance.