Monetary Policy

Svein Gjedrem: Norwegian monetary policy

At a conference held in Copenhagen on 17 November 2000, Mr Svein Gjedrem, governor of the Norges Bank, gives a speech on Norwegian monetary policy. Mr Svein Gjedrem discusses the relationship between the special structure of the Norwegian economy and…

SARB maintains monetary stance

South African Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni Thursday said the central bank's current monetary policy stance would be maintained. This in line with most economists' expectations that interest rates would remain unchanged at the bank's six-weekly…

ECB to publish its economic forecasts

The European Central Bank has decided to publish its internal economic forecasts for the euro-zone to improve the markets's understanding of its monetary policy and dispel criticism of excessive secrecy.

T K Alweendo: Prospects for growth in Namibia

Today Mr T K Alweendo, governor of the Bank of Namibia, gives his annual lecture, held in Windhoek. This year's subject matter is growth and employment or unemployment, depending whether you are anoptimist or a pessimist, joked the governor in his…

Kurt Schuller on monetary sovereignty

Kurt Schuler, who works in the US senate's joint economic committee and one of the leading experts on currency boards and dollarisation, has just released on his website a new paper he has written on monetary sovereignty.

The euro and the political debate in Europe

Political union is necessary for the success of European monetary union, argues Professor Andre Szasz, so that Eurozone members begin to accept that their neighbour's problems are now their problems. But lack of policy coordination, potentially could…

Interview with Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz

The changes to Poland's monetary policy framework in the 1997 National Bank of Poland Act have proved rather difficult to swallow. But now the reforms are bedding down, central bank presidentHanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz can focus on preparing Poland for…

Tumpel-Gugerell praises transition economies

At the opening of the International East-West Conference entitled "Completing Transition: The Main Challenges", the Central Bank of Austria's vice governor Tumpel-Gugerell highlights positive growth of all transition economies

Iranian vice-president talks about monetary policy

An interview with Dr Mohammad Ali Najafi, vice-president of the Republic of Iran, entitled "Printing bank notes without monetary cover equals the sharp depreciation of the national currency", published by Iranian newspaper 'Hayat-e Now' on 2 November.

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