Supervisory staff at Bank Indonesia will be required to receive competence certificates under new measures to improve the banking industry.
Former chief of the Russian Central Bank Viktor Gerashchenko was elected co-chairman of the Russian Regions Party on Monday (15 Feb). The decision was made by the party's congress, after Sergey Glazyev was booted from the post.
Visiting a school recently, Cleveland Fed President Sandra Pianalto was mobbed for autographs by the schoolchildren who crowded round her.
The Serbian Parliament began a debate on proposed changes to legislation on presidential elections on Thursday (19 Feb). Parliament completed debate on the appointment of the National Bank governor but has yet to put it to a vote.
The Central Bank of Ecuador (BCE) is to reduce its staff numbers by 28% to 777 as part of a cost cutting plan. The move brings the BCE into line with IMF recommendations and follows criticism of its high wage bill.
Gerald Bouey, Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1973 to 1987, died on 6 February. In a statement David Dodge expressed sadness at the passing of a great friend.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York named Christine Cumming, a 24 year veteran of the Bank, as its new first vice president on Monday (9 Feb). Timothy Geithner said that her fine judgement and intellectual contribution to the bank is impressive.
Former governor of the Sveriges Riksbank Lars Wohlin has become a co-founder of a new EU-sceptical party, which plans to contest European Parliament elections in June.
The Sveriges Riskbank has created a new job at the world's oldest central bank. Jorgen Eklund will become the chief press officer as the Bank's external communications "have increased in scope" the Riksbank said.
Kate Barker's term on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee is due to end in May. While she could be reappointed, a few names have been aired as potential successors.
We hear that Mervyn King prepared himself for the cut and thrust of the Bank of England's recent MPC meeting with an evening in London's Royal Festival Hall, listening to Shostakovich's fifth symphony.
A plot to discredit Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr Gideon Gono has been unearthed and there are behind-the-scenes plans to cause his downfall, according to reports.
The governor of the National Bank of Serbia, Kori Udovicki, has repeated that she is ready to quit if it will help facilitate a change of management at the bank.
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.