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.
Membership of the Polish central bank's Monetary Policy Council is up for renewal in January and February with suggestions that the ruling coalition is attempting to stack the Council in its favour.
Nine candidates, including former Central Bank chief Viktor Gerashchenko, have met a year-end deadline to register to run against President Vladimir Putin in Russia's March presidential election.
The Supreme Court in the Philippines has denied "with finality" a petition to prosecute central bank governor Rafael Buenaventura and several central bank officials for the closure of medium-sized Urban Bank in 2000.
Governor David Klein of the Bank of Israel has announced he intends to petition the High Court against a decision to intervene in salary terms and other benefits awarded to employees of the bank.
Norges Bank Executive Director Jon Solheim is to take office as executive director for the Nordic-Baltic countries at the IMF in Washington.
The surname King will forever be remembered by tennis fans - but Bank of England governor Mervyn King is also a player we hear, as well as a darts fan.
Still with the Bank of Israel, it was reported that the chances of Victor Medina becoming central bank governor in January 2005 have increased after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dropped his objections.
Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz is The Banker's choice as the central bank governor for 2004.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has announced that its board of directors has approved the promotion of five vice presidents.
Police in Indonesia plan to question former central bank governor Syahril Sabirin next week in connection with a corruption case.
The governor of Tunisia's central bank, Mohamed Daouas, was dismissed on Wednesday 14 January, the official news agency reported.
David Clementi, former deputy governor of the Bank of England has been awarded a knighthood on the New Year honours list.
David Pullicino has been re-appointed as deputy governor of the Central Bank of Malta for a five year term. Pullicino has been closely associated with the bank's development over the years and is involved in the strategy of eventual integration into the…
Governor of the Bank of Finland Matti Vanhala had some bad luck while staying at his holiday home in the archipelago recently. Vanhala broke his thigh and needed an operation which, the bank said, will keep him at home until after Christmas.