Governance

RBNZ appoints 'fresh' face to advisory role

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has appointed Terry McFadgen as a part-time monetary policy advisor. The RBNZ employs two people as external advisors (the other advisor is Malcolm Bailey) to bring an outside perspective to decision making processes. The…

RBA gets new Assistant Governor, Business Services

The Reserve Bank of Australia has appointed a new assistant governor for business services. The RBA said Dr Bob Rankin would begin the position in January, when current assistant governor Geoff Board moved to head the bank's European Representative…

Banknotes and the glass of water test

Le Duc Thuy, the Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, had a novel way of proving the durability of Vietnam's new 500,000 dong Australian-made polymer-based banknotes by dipping one specimen into a glass of water to demonstrate, Reuters reports. "People…

New Chairman of the Joint Forum

Gay Huey Evans, Director of Markets at the UK Financial Services Authority, will succeed Jose Maria Roldan as Chairman of the Joint Forum, a group of experts working under the umbrella of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in January 2004. She…

Tom Hoenig, from baseball to banking

During a recent visit to a Kansas City school, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Tom Hoenig reminisced about his early experiences of banking as a 12-year-old baseball fan. He needed $100 to buy new equipment and his father talked a local…

Hardest working man in central banking

The title undoubtedly goes to Jaime Caruana, governor of the Bank of Spain, chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and a member of the governing board of the European Central Bank. The frequent flyer miles are piling up as Mr Caruana…

Trichet the internationalist

Jean-Claude Trichet, the new president of the ECB, has a reputation as a polished performer. He lived up to it at his first press conference in Frankfurt: first praising his predecessor, apologising when consistency necessitated repetition and peppering…

Interview with BNB's Tsvetan Manchev

In an extensive interview published by Capital weekly, the National Bank of Bulgaria's deputy governor Tsvetan Manchev said that the BNB plans to carry out vocational training of its staff in preparation to take an active part in the banking system of…

Does Greenspan deserve another term?

Posing the question, "Does Greenspan deserve another term?" Joseph Salerno, who teaches economics at Pace University, answers with a resounding NO! Not only had the Fed's performance been "outstandingly bad" during the Greenspan years, it says, but the…

Trichet's home sweet home

After stepping into Wim Duisenberg's shoes at the start of November as President of the European Central Bank, it now transpires that Jean-Claude Trichet has also moved into Duisenberg's old house.

IMF eyes replacement for Geithner

Speaking last Friday, 21 November, IMF chief Horst Koehler that said he would appoint Mark Allen to replace Tim Geithner, who is now President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, according to Reuters. If approved by the IMF's executive board Allen…

St Louis Fed to lose over 130 staff

President of the St Louis Fed, William Poole, has said that the bank plans to close its Louisville branch next year, according to The Courier Journa, with staff numbers of 140 reduced to less than ten. The branch will maintain a board of directors in…

Central bank finest go East

After retiring from the Bank of England Sir Edward George joined the boards of NM Rothschild, Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster's property group and Swiss confectioner Nestle, swapping gold bars for chocolate bars in the process. But now Sir Eddie, and…

New Vice Governor at BEAC

The Bank of Central African States, the central bank for Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon has appointed Pacifique Issoibeka as its new Vice Governor. Issoibeka joined the BEAC in 1973.

Is the Reserve Bank of India overstaffed?

India is a country well known for its huge population. But this article in Business Standard asks whether the Reserve Bank of India is itself overpopulated. The lower-rung jobs that form the bulk of its strength can be significantly cut down, it says.

Broaddus of Richmond Fed announces plan to retire

J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr., president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, announced on Thursday 13 November that he plans to retire on August 1, 2004, according to Associated Press. He turns 65 next July. 'It has been a great privilege to serve the…

Baghdad's central bankers come under fire

Staff at the central bank of Iraq were evacuated on Monday 17 November while a rocket that landed close to the bank was defused, according to a report by AFP. The centre of Baghdad came under intense fire on Sunday with a report saying the central bank…

Sports talk, central bank style

Mervyn King is a well known supporter of English premier league football team Aston Villa. But the Bank of England Governor doesn't confine his support to the stadium. Last weeks Inflation Report presentation continued King's regular habit of making…

How will Trichet speak?

Staff writer Benedict Mander contemplates the outlook for Jean-Claude Trichet's eight-year term as president of the ECB from the point of view of the public relations challenges he faces.

Executives face pay cut at Bank of Japan

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) said last Tuesday that it will cut annual pay for its executives for fiscal 2003 by 2.9% from the previous year, Kyodo News reported. The decision follows a cut by the same margin in fiscal 2003 pay for special government…

Sierra Leone appoints a new deputy governor

Mohamed Sanpha Fofanah has been appointed the new deputy governor of the central bank of Sierra Leone, PANA News said. He replaces Melvin Tucker who was described in an official statement, the report said, as "the encyclopaedia of the central bank".

New RBZ governor speaks of challenges ahead

Gideon Gono was appointed governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe last week. Gono, a prominent banker, was appointed by President Mugabe and follows the announcement of a planned overhaul of the central bank. After accepting the job Gono spoke of it as…

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