Central Banks

Emerging markets - round up the usual suspects

CENTRALBANKNET'S SPECIAL REPORT - A little local difficulty or the beginning of a global shake-down? First Turkey, then Argentina - next stop Brazil? Or south-east Asia? The omens are not good as emerging markets from Poland to Pretoria feel the effect…

Strains in the eurozone

ARTICLE - The Financial Times in London published an article on 30 July by Christopher Taylor, a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social research. He was chief adviser in the European division of the Bank of England.

CNB will publish meeting records after six years

CZECH REPUBLIC - The Czech National Bank (CNB) has decided to publish the records of the bank board meetings. The central bank reacts to the interest and specific needs of economic analysts, economics students and historians of the Czech economy or of…

Blair and Brown set euro vote timetable

UK - Tony Blair and Gordon Brown have drawn up a timetable for a euro referendum and are preparing to make a judgment, probably next year, about whether to call one, reports the Financial Times in London, 27 June.

Singapore sets new liquidity levels for banks

SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today, 27 July, moved to introduce a new risk-based liquidity supervision system for banks, which will increase their flexibility to manage funds but may not immediately boost profits, analysts said.

Philippine c bank may cut reserve requirements

PHILIPPINES - Philippine Central bank Governor Rafael Buenaventura said today, 27 July, that as the economy picks up later in the year the liquidity reserve requirements of banks would be lowered to channel more funds into the economy.

IMF accord enters calculation stage

UNITED STATES - The Brazilian delegation in Washington keeps making ambiguous statements on the possibility of a new accord with the IMF but, according to a source at the IMF, they are "making their calculations".

National Bank of Slovakia - Annual Report 2000

ANNUAL REPORT - The Narodna Banka Slovenska, (National Bank of Slovakia) has published its Annual Report 2000. Marian Jusko, the governor of the bank, describes a period of continued macroeconomic stabilisation and a decrease in the currant account…

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