PORTUGAL - Portugal's central bank has rejected printing the largest denomination euro notes because it believes people will shun them, a spokesman said on 9 July.
PAKISTAN - Pakistan's central bank will auction one billion rupees ($15.62 million) worth of three-, six-and 12-month treasury bills from 10 July, the State Bank of Pakistan said. Tender results will be announced on 11 July.
JAPAN - The Bank for International Settlements has decided to appoint Shinichi Yoshikuni, a former Bank of Japan official, as special adviser to the Basel-based institution, it was learned 9 July.
CHINA - The People's Bank of China (PBOC), China's central bank, on 9 July launched a provisional method for regulating on-line banking.
ISRAEL - The Bank of Israel is "not very happy" about government plans to appoint a monetary council to set interest rates, which would end Governor David Klein's position as sole policy maker, a central bank source said.
CHINA - Expectations of the kick-off of the much-heralded Postal Savings Bank are premature, both the People's Bank of China (PBOC) and the State Postal Bureau reveal.
US - The recession risk for the U.S. economy increased to its highest point this year in May, according to an index released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on 5 July.
SPEECH - Roderick M Carr, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to the New Zealand Association of Economists, Christchurch, 27 June.
EUROPE - The European Central Bank issued a press release 5 July titled Frontloading of euro banknotes to central banks outside the euro area.
EUROPE - Introductory statement Willem F. Duisenberg, President of the European Central Bank, Christian Noyer, Vice-President of the European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, 5 July, with a transcript of the questions and answers.
SOUTH KOREA - A long-lasting slowdown in the nation's information and technology (IT) industry has been dealing a serious blow to the nation's exports, imports and current account balance as well as production in the manufacturing industry.
US - Some pretty smart people are warning about the danger of playing with interest rates, comparing the nation's central bankers to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Call these critics the Alan Greenspan bashers, writes the Economist magazine 5 July.
UK - The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has left UK interest rates unchanged for the second month in a row. The committee concluded their two day meeting on 5 July. The Bank's base rate remains at 5.25%.
EUROPE - The European Central Bank (ECB) has left eurozone interest rates unchanged for the second month in a row. Their main refinancing rate remains at 4.5%.
SPEECH - Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund has spoken at the Argentine Bankers Association Meeting Buenos Aires, 25 June.
SPEECH - Joseph Yam, JP, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, at the Hong Kong Association of Banks' Half-Yearly Dinner, Hong Kong, 19 June.
CHINA - China's central bank issued a circular Monday demanding that all commercial banks adopt a unified "Yinlian" mark on their banking cards for the purpose of settling in the local currency, Renminbi.
INDONESIA - Indonesia appears to be making some headway in its efforts to get fresh loans from the International Monetary Fund.
CHINA - China plans to establish a National Gold Exchange (NGE) this year, another step towards reforming its gold trading market.
EUROPE - The European Central Bank and the Bank of England will both, separately, make their latest interest rate decisions tomorrow, 5 July. Neither is expected to cut rates further.
TAIWAN - Taiwan paved the way on 4 July for a multi-party task force to advise how to boost the island's faltering economy, a presidential aide said.