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The Bank of Korea said in a report to the National Assembly that average annual salary has jumped by 46 percent in the last four years.
The South African Reserve Bank's head office received a telephoned bomb threat from an anonymous caller between 12 and 12.30 on Friday 17 September, but national payment systems and market operations were not affected.
In a written submission to Zambia's Constitution Review Commission, the governor of the Bank of Zambia Dr Caleb Fundanga said the removal of a central bank governor from office should be by a tribunal constituted by the Chief Justice.
China is set to replace the head of its stock and derivatives markets regulatory body with the vice-mayor of the southwestern city of Chongqing, a Government source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday, according to Sify Finance.
The appointment of V Leeladhar has been cleared as deputy governor at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) according to a report by The Economic Times this week.
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe's embattled governor Dr Gideon Gono is believed to be in China to finalise talks on closer ties with his counterpart, the governor of the People's Bank of China.
Argentine Foreign Minister Martin Redrado, a former securities regulator, will be appointed central bank president after President Nestor Kirchner decided not to renew Alfonso Prat-Gay's term, which expires next week, Cabinet Chief Alberto Fernandez said…
Arminio Fraga, former president of Brazil's central bank, sent money to Brazil using illegal money changers when he was living in the U.S. in the 1990s, O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported.
About 400 protesters waving banners marched into the main entrance of the central bank of Argentina in Buenos Aires last week, calling for President Nestor Kirchner to end relations with the International Monetary Fund.
The Danish Parliament has elected Ms Rikke Hvilshj, MP, and Ms Pia Christmas-Mller, MP, to the Board of Directors of Danmarks Nationalbank for a term ending on 31 March 2006.
The Bank of Israel is to spend NIS 320,000 on medals to be awarded to all members of staff in commemoration of the central bank's Jubilee year, Haaretz reported. However, a planned celebration for staff and retired workers was cancelled, the report said.
Former Reserve Bank of Australia governor Bernie Fraser said in an interview he expects interest rates to rise straight after the election, partly because of what he sees as the lax budgetary policies of the Howard government.
Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker was named on Friday 10 September as the first "Mr Euro", a political figurehead to represent the 12-nation eurozone.
German Finance Minister Hans Eichel rapped the Bundesbank on Friday 10 September for its recent criticism of the EU's proposed changes to the stability and growth pact in a press release titled "Do not weaken the Stability and Growth Pact".
The People's Bank of China has formally announced the appointment of Yu Yongding to its monetary policy committee to replace Li Yang as the only financial expert on the 13-member board, XFN-Asia reported.
The president of the Central Bank of Brazil, Henrique Meirelles, has been granted cabinet status in a further development to allegations of his financial misconduct by the national press.
After managing the severe crises of the 1990s, the central bank is committed to strengthening and deepening the banking system.
Henry Schiffman spells out how central banks can improve the way they are run.
Professor de Boissieu is head of the economic advisory council attached to the French prime minister’s office. In this exclusive interview he explains how Europe’s economic rules should be rewritten. Interview by Robert Pringle.
Chairman of the Central Bank of Peru, Javier Silva Ruete, may leave his job and head for the IMF in Washington, Gestion newspaper reported this week, citing Economy and Finance Minister Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski.
Xiang Junbo, the former deputy auditor-general of National Audit Office (NAO), has been appointed vice governor of People's Bank of China, an official at the central bank press office said.
In an interview published by Il Sole 24 Ore this week, vice President of the European Central Bank Lucas Papademos said that since last April the ECB has preferred to cease using the word "appropriate" so as to dispel the impression that had prevailed in…
Lee Hsien Loong, who became Singapore's third prime minister on Thursday 12 August, will remain as finance minister, but his predecessor Goh Chok Tong is to take over as chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.