The Nigerian government announced on Thursday (29 April) the appointment of Professor Charles Soludo as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Also appointed by President Obasanjo was W. A. Mshelia, the first woman deputy governor of the…
A while back we reported that Bank of England governor Mervyn King was spotted out at an hour-long symphony by Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich at London's Royal Festival Hall. Now a press report says, shock horror, he has been seen carrying a CD of…
Russia's first deputy finance minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, is moving to the central bank to oversee monetary policy as first deputy chairman.
Former Bundesbank President Ernst Welteke won't draw his full salary as German central bank chief over the next three years after quitting last week, denying a report in the Financial Times Deutschland newspaper.
The Bank of Japan said on Tuesday 20 April that the central bank will open its main vault to the public during the summer time.
The government and the Bank of Korea this week recommended three prominent financial experts as new members of the central bank's interest rate-setting board.
In an interview with BusinessWeek published this week former Federal Reserve governor Laurence Meyer said he still isn't convinced the inflation evidence is strong enough for the Fed to rush through a rate hike, but he does believe that it could well…
Former Spanish finance minister Rodrigo Rato looks certain to become the International Monetary Fund's new chief after the United States threw its support behind his candidacy this week.
The European Parliament on Monday 19 April endorsed Spain's Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo to succeed ECB board member Eugenio Domingo Solans next month.
Erkki Liikanen was appointed Governor of the Bank of Finland today (23 April) by the President of Finland. He will take up his duties from 12 July.
Little was known about economics professor Axel Weber, the German government's surprise choice to head the Bundesbank this week, who told a news conference on Wednesday 21 April that he jogs to relax.
Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, began a high-level investigation on Wednesday 21 April into allegations of kickbacks and bribes in the UN-run oil-for-food program for Iraq.
In an interview published on Friday 23 April, Jean-Claude Trichet said the European Central Bank is proud to be a central bank with one of the highest levels of predictability. He also said he was struck by the pessimism shown by many on the potential…
Here we republish Ernst Welteke's personal statement on his resignation from the Bundesbank. In the statement Welteke said the Bundesbank's independence continued to be flouted and that the trust between himself and the Ministry of Finance had been …
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced the appointment of Mr Simon Tyler to the new post of Manager of Financial Market Operations on 6 April.
Charlie Bean, Executive Director for Monetary Policy and Chief Economist of the Bank of England, has been reappointed for a further three-year term as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee with effect from 1 June 2004.
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.