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…
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…
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
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.
Yngvi Orn Kristinsson has left the monetary department of the Central Bank of Iceland.
Colombia's central bank said that despite high world oil prices, thecountry is on track to meet the 10% inflation target for this year agreedwith the International Monetary Fund.
The head of the newly formed Ukrainian central bank council said lastThursday that the body would back a policy of a strong hryvnia currency andfocus on slowing inflation.
A new highly recommended book edited by Lavan Mahadeva and Gabriel Sterne has just been published by the Bank of England's Centre for Central Banking Studies.
Bank of Mexico governor Guillermo Ortiz said on Thursday that the central bank was determined to slash inflation further next year and would keep a tight grip on monetary policy to achieve its goals.
The South African parliament has given central bank governor Tito Mboweni anew lever of monetary policy, giving him the right to change the definitionof what type of money commercial banks must hold as reserves.
The government needs to manage the nation's aggregate demand properly and improve its import-dependent industrial structure in order to keep the current account balance in the black, the Bank of Korea said yesterday.
The core of the fiscal policy for 2001 is to concentrate huge flow of cashoutside the bank operation or facilitate their flow through banks, saidBank of Mongolia governor O. Chuluunbat.
A very interesting paper by Professor Svensson (Lars.Svensson@iies.su.se) going against the grain oftraditional theories of the cause and solution of Japan's economicdifficulties.
Book Review: "Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies, EMU and Central and Eastern Europe" by D. Begg, L. Halpern, C. Wyplosz (Forum Report of the Economic Policy Initiative (EPI)), (Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), 1999) 108pp, £25, ISBN…
The Croatian National Bank has decided to introduce unified obligatory reserve requirements on kuna and foreign currency deposits.
Leonardo Leiderman, head of Latin American Research at Deustche Bank and former head of research at the Bank of Israel, gives a report on the move towards inflation convergence in Latin America.
The Reserve Bank of Fiji has further relaxed monetary policy foolowing the resolution of the coup which began in May earlier this year. GDP is forecast by the central bank to fall by up to 15% this year.
In its latest quarterly inflation forecast, the Bank of England forecasts inflation to go above its 2.5% target in two years time. But deputy governor Mervyn King says this does not mean interest rates have to rise.
Michael Redell replaces David Archer as head of financial markets at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. The vanacy arose when Archer became assistant governor and chief economist.
In its Article 4 consultation with the Czech Republic, the IMF expressed concerns over the changes to the CNB's legislation.
A new website set up by three economists at the Bulgarian National Bank wants to stimulate debate over whether Bulgaria should euroise its economy.