Managing foreign debt and liquidity risks

A small group of senior central bankers from the emerging markets met at the BIS for two days in December 1999 to discuss the management of foreign debt and liquidity. A book containing the papers discussed at the seminar has now been released on the BIS…

BOT takes new swipe at baht speculators

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has introduced another measure to discourage baht speculation that will limit how much Thai currency may be bought without underlying transactions, and it says it plans to monitor non-resident baht accounts more closely.

Algerian bank chief sees 3.8% 2000 growth

Algeria's oil-dominated economy is expected to achieve 3.8% growth this year, up from 3.2% in 1999, central bank governor Abdelwahab Keramane told parliament last week. FX reserves have also been boosted.

US bought 1.5 bn euros in Sept. 22 intervention

The US monetary authorities intervened in the foreign exchange markets on one occasion during the third quarter, on 22 September, buying a total of 1.5 bn euros, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said today in its quarterly report to the US Congress.

Salameh - new Cabinet takes heat off pound

Lebanon's central bank governor Riad Salameh said that the pressure on the Lebanese pound had eased substantially since the formation of the new government and would continue to do so in the near future.

John Nugee goes to State Street

John Nugee, the head of reserve management at the Bank of England, has moved to State Street. Paul Chilcott is the new chief reserve manager.

Yemen cenbank governor counts oil blessings

Robust oil prices have helped boost Yemen's foreign reserves to a recordhigh of $2.5bn. The extra revenues are also speeding up economic reformsand the repayment of the country's debts, central bank governor AhmadAbdul-Rahman al-Samawi said.

Risk Management in Danmarks Nationalbank

This article by Ib Hansen and Christian Olgaard, in line with the National Bank of Denmark's transparency policy, takes an inside look at the way the bank manages financial market risks.

ECB posts loss in 1999

During 1999, in its first full year of operation, the European Central Bank(ECB) posted a loss of EUR 247m.

ECB posts loss in 1999

During 1999, in its first full year of operation, the European Central Bank(ECB) posted a loss of EUR 247m.

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