FRANCE - Bank of France Governor Jean-Claude Trichet Wednesday 5 Sep unveiled the French leg of a euro-zone-wide campaign to publicise the switchover to euro notes and coins at the beginning of 2002.
POLAND - The Sejm has a new hot topic. The Electronic Signature Act was supposed to unleash the market for advanced online services, but may now become the source of large profits for a company said to have ties with the Peasants' Party (PSL).
ARGENTINA - Argentine depositors are returning money to the financial system, reassured by the recent decision of the International Monetary Fund to lend the country a further US$8-billion.
UK - The Bank of England has left interest rates unchanged at 5% today, Thursday 6 Sep.
SPEECH - Remarks by Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Roger Ferguson at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 4 September.
US - Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Roger Ferguson said on Tuesday 4 Sep the continued changes in the U.S. and world financial systems as well as the payment systems should continue to receive scrutiny from officials even though no problems are evident as…
SPEECH - Remarks by William J. McDonough President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before the oneLondon Conference "Connecting Finance with Communities: Building Stronger Neighborhoods" London, 6 September.
UK - Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William McDonough said on Thursday 6 Sep that the U.S. was unlikely to go into recession. "The likelihood of recession is very low," McDonough said.
GERMANY - Germany's Federal Statistics Office said 5 September that the first results of a survey of retail prices don't so far show any significant impact on consumer prices from the euro's introduction.
JAPAN - Although the government wants a weaker yen to accompany the Bank of Japan's easy monetary stance, it is hard to intentionally drive currency rates, Japanese Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa said today, 5 September.
PRESS RELEASE - Statement by the governor, Mr Ian MacFarlane - Monetary Policy 5 September.
SPEECH - Luncheon speech by Christian Noyer, Vice-President of the European Central Bank, at the conference organised by HSBC CCF Securities, Paris, 6 September.
FRANCE - European Central Bank Vice President Christian Noyer Thursday 6 Sep hailed the euro's strengthening trend over the past several weeks, while at the same time downplaying its fall back below $0.90 this week.
GERMANY - Germany may need to print more low-denomination euro banknotes sooner than expected in response to high demand from retailers, Ernst Welteke, the Bundesbank president, said yesterday, 3 September.
SPEECH - Speech by Stephen Nickell, Member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England and Glenda Quintini, Credit Suisse First Boston, to the economics section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Glasgow, 4 September.
SPEECH - Remarks by Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan at a symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 31 August.
SPEECH - Remarks by Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Roger Ferguson at a symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 31 August.
On the occasion of the unveiling of the euro banknotes and their security features, Frankfurt. Transcript of the questions asked and the answers given by Dr. Willem F. Duisenberg, President of the ECB, and Prof. Dr. Eugenio Domingo Solans, Member of the…
SPEECH - Second Deputy Governor of the Riksbank, Sweden's central bank, Eva Srejber gave a speech to the Swedish Mutual Fund Association on 4 September.
AUSTRALIA - The Reserve Bank of Australia sliced interest rates by one-quarter percentage point on 5 September to offset weakening global economic activity and despite higher-than-forecast inflation.
KAZAKHSTAN - Kazakh central bank boss Grigory Marchenko shaved off his beard on Wednesday, 5 September, - fulfilling a vow to sacrifice his whiskers once private deposits in Kazakh banks topped $1 billion, Reuters reports from Almaty.
INDIA - Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has unveiled a plan to revive his country's slowing economy with fresh reforms.