Monetary Policy

Lessons from Japan's Experience in Monetary Policy

The chief representative of the Bank of Japan in Frankfurt says in a speech that the 1990s has been a period of learning for the central bank, not as many people say "a lost decade". The bank now has a greater focus on the role of asset prices and the…

Breaking the Cycle of World Poverty-Horst Koehler

Horst Kohler, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund gave a speech at the conference on "Child Poverty, Education, and Health" in London, February 26, 2001. He says he has learnt a lot from his discussions with sub-Saharan African leaders…

'Inflation, Financial Development'-Peter Rousseau

Peter L. Rousseau from Vanderbilt University and Paul Wachtel from the Stern School of Business, New York University have published an article called "Inflation, Financial Development and Growth". The last decade saw an explosion in research interest on…

Launch of review of NZ mon policy-Lars Svensson

Lars Svensson, a professor of economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies,Stockholm University, will publish on Wednesday, February 28, at 4 pm (NZ time, GMT+13 hrs) his independent review of the operation of monetary policy in New…

'Why adopt transparency? Publishing forecasts'-ECB

A new ECB working paper by Petra Geraats has been published called "Why adopt transparency? The publication of central bank forecasts". It provides an explanation for the puzzling fact why several central banks have recently abandoned the usual secrecy…

BOJ Yamaguchi signals possible mon policy ease

Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Yutaka Yamaguchi says he is now more cautious about prospects for the Japanese economy than he was in 2000, signaling the central bank has not ruled out a possible relaxation of its monetary policy, Kyodo News reported.

Why is domestic lending in Hong Kong sluggish-HKMA

Why does domestic lending continue to be so sluggish in Hong Kong when the economy is making such a vigorous recovery, asks Joseph Yam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, in his weekly "Viewpoint" column published on the HKMA website.

NBS Kohutikova expects GDP growth 2.8-3.2% in 01

According to preliminary results, GDP growth in Slovakia in 2000 should reach 2.1 percent, the Vice-Governor of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), Elena Kohutikova, told in her lecture on the NBS monetary policy, delivered at the Slovak-Austrian…

Brazil rates steady on slight inflation rise-cbank

Brazil's central bank decided this month to keep interest rates steady in the face of a slight rise in inflation expectations and poor trade accounts which have weakened the real currency, the bank said on Feb 23, 2001 in the minutes of its last rate…

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