Monetary Policy

Hungary fin min expects good teamwork with c.bank

The existing good working relations with incumbent Finance Minister Zsigmond Jarai will provide the basis for a good partnership between the Finance Ministry and the National Bank of Hungary in the future, Mihaly Varga told reporters on Dec 28.

Tosovsky warns of threats to CNB independence

On Dec 27, Czech National Bank (CNB) governor Josef Tosovsky said attacks on the central bank were increasing and could affect its credibility. The attackers include opposition Civic Democrat (ODS) leader Vaclav Klaus, who blames the CNB's policies for…

No radical policy changes at Bank of Canada

The Financial Post's Madelaine Drohan says in this article that anyone who thinks Canada's monetary policy is going to change dramatically with David Dodge at the Bank of Canada is dreaming in technicolour. It just isn't going to happen. Printed in the…

Euro lessens Emu dependence on US - BoF Trichet

Europe's economy has become less dependent on U.S. developments since the launch of the euro in January 1999, Bank of France Governor Jean-Claude Trichet, a member of the European Central Bank's (ECB) Governing Council, said in an interview published Dec…

IMF Koehler praises Turkey govt, but action needed

Horst Koehler, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, stressed on Dec 21 that the $7.5 billion in new financing the IMF is providing Turkey is a short-term measure to ensure a liquidity crisis in the banking sector doesn't derail wider…

CNB Bank Board leaves interest rates unchanged

The Bank Board of the Czech National Bank CNB, which Dec 21 discussed the 12th status report on monetary and economic development, made no changes in the interest rates, spokesman Milan Tomanek told reporters after the session. The repo rate thus…

BOT to launch daily liquidity forecasts

The Bank of Thailand will soon launch a daily liquidity forecast - a new tool designed to control short-term market rates.The forecast would tell financial institutions roughly how much liquidity there would be on the following day, BOT assistant…

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