Letters released this week by the UK Treasury showed that Gordon Brown's decision to remove responsibility for banking supervision from the Bank of England almost prompted Sir Edward George, the Bank's governor to resign.
The Bank of England has cancelled its 2005 governors' symposium due to the UK's overcrowded international schedule. Mario Blejer, head of the Bank's centre for Central Banking Studies, wrote to central bank governors recently to tell them the news.
John Page, who was the last person to hold the post of Chief Casher of the Bank of England before the position was downgraded in the 1980s, died on 2 February aged 81.
The President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, at Prague Castle on Friday 11 February appointed three new members to the Bank Board of the Czech National Bank. He also said Zdenik Tma will remain CNB Governor for a further six-year term.
Venezuela's National Assembly has ratified by simple majority, President Hugo Chavez' nomination of Gaston Parra Luzardo as the new president of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV).
In an interview published this week, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Tiff Macklem said Canada's economy may take two or three years to adjust to a currency that rose more than 20 per cent since early 2003 and "there is probably some more adjustment to go".
President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi has decided against renewing the contract of central bank governor Elias Ngalande, which expires at the end of this month, a government official said on Tuesday 1 February. Ngalande will be succeed by Victor Mbewe.
After a protracted dispute among the ruling parties, a cabinet meeting on Monday 31 January finally decided to appoint deputy governor Bijaya Nath Bhattarai as the new governor of the Nepal Rastra Bank.
Bank of Thailand governor M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula said this week that he had not been affected by rumours of his possible ousting from the central bank.
In an article published this week Paul Krugman says the Bush administration will have a hard time finding a successor to Alan Greenspan, who is expected to retire next year. Feldstein and Hubbard are mentioned, but Krugman warns that appointing a "yes…
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco president Janet Yellen gave an interview this week in which she expressed optimism about the US economy. The world economy looks on track for moderate growth and China has been trying to moderate its growth with the…
Amoy Chang Fong, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, is due to retire at the end of January after 36 years at the bank. In an interview published this week she said the position of the central bank "at the heart of the economy"…
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced on Monday 24 January the appointment of Hans Genberg as Executive Director in charge of research with effect from 7 February.
In an interview published on Thursday 27 January, ECB Executive Board member Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo describes working at the ECB as the pinnacle of a career devoted largely to central banking, after a decade spent working within the governing bodies…
Dr Mohamud Mohamed Ulusow has been re-appointed as governor of the Central Bank of Somalia for the second time.
The University of Edinburgh will present Alan Greenspan and Mervyn King with honorary degrees at a graduation ceremony on 7 February.
Unions have threatened to call a series of strikes between mid February and mid March, to protest against the Bank of Italy's executives' decision to amend the agreements reached with the unions.
Italy nominated Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, a senior finance official in Rome, as candidate for the European Central Bank's executive board this week.
World Bank President James Wolfensohn told staff on Wednesday 26 January that the search for his successor was getting "careful attention" from the Bush Treasury but he was tight lipped on possible candidates.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has been freed by the Supreme Court to raise staff salaries to levels more aligned with the private sector.
Former Far East Bank president OV Espiritu could be favourite to succeed Rafael Buenaventura at the Philippines central bank (BSP), the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported this week.
At the proposal of the governor of Da Afghanistan Bank, the central bank, and following the approval by the president Hamed Karzai, Sameollah Ebrahimi has been appointed first deputy governor of the central bank, the BBC Monitoring Service reported…
Two new members of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's board of directors were announced on 10 January, as well as one new member of the bank's Detroit Branch board. In addition, the chairmen of both boards and the Seventh District representative to…
A new website dedicated to airing speculation on who will succeed James Wolfensohn as the next president of the World Bank is offering the rumours and gossip on who is in the running to take the job.