US Federal Reserve governor Edward Kelley said on Friday the central bank was closely watching the risks of an excessive slowdown as the world's top economy moves to a less inflation-prone rate of expansion.
Japanese finance minister Kiichi Miyazawa said Friday he does not think the Bank of Japan needs to restore its zero-interest-rate policy, although the economy needs to be watched carefully in the areas of personal consumption and employment.
The date of the Czech Republic joining the European monetary union remains unclear. It depends on the speed of the Czech Republic moving closer to the EU, on political decisions and on the harmonisation of legal systems. This was stated by Czech National…
David Klein, the governor of the Bank of Israel, gave a speech today in which he reiterated his view that the current unrest in Israel will not result in a change in current Bank of Israel monetary policy.
Bundesbank President Ernst Welteke on Thursday played down his earlier warnings about allowing eastern European countries into the Eurozone too soon, just as a difficult summit on EU enlargement started in Nice.
Brazil's central bank president Arminio Fraga said on Thursday that inflation in Latin America's biggest economy was on track at 4% for 2001, despite a pending new minimum wage increase.
Central bank inflation targets should be flexible to allow for varying economic conditions, Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan said Thursday.
Bundesbank President Ernst Welteke on Thursday said he could not tell whether the euro has already turned the corner, adding that the currency's further performance depended on US economic growth.
The Riksbank said that its 25 basis point hike that raised the repo rate to 4.0% Thursday was based on its new assessment that inflation would rise above the central bank's 2% limit in two year's time in the absence of tighter monetary policy.
Bank of Japan deputy governor Sakuya Fujiwara said on Thursday he could not say whether it was possible to return to a policy of guiding the key overnight call rate virtually to zero.
Governor of the Central Bank of Macedonia Ljube Trpeski said that Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina will request the Bank for International Settlements in Basel to change the formula for sharing of foreign currency reserves in gold of the former National…
The Central Bank of Nigeria has mounted pressure on commercial and merchant banks to reduce their lending interest rates.
Lithuania should keep the currency board model as long as the situation of country's economy is unclear, the president of the Polish central bank said in the Vilnius conference on Thursday.
The United States on Wednesday welcomed a $10 billion rescue package agreement between the International Monetary Fund and Turkey, saying that its financial stability was important to the US.
Yugoslavia's central bank said on Wednesday it was planning to abandon its rigid fixed exchange rate policy in 2001 and move to a managed float for the dinar.
The Bank of England's forecast round and quarterly Inflation Report don't present a clear picture to policymakers, markets or the wider public, Don Kohn, director of monetary affairs at the US Federal Reserve Board in Washington, said Wednesday.
Papua New Guinea should adopt the Australian dollar to ensure economic stability, an expert on developing Asia Pacific economies advised today.
While the future looks more positive for Japan, significant reforms including greater transparency from the Bank of Japan still need to be made, the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation said Wednesday in its annual economic survey of…
The governor of the Danish central bank said Wednesday that the bank may step up its activity in the money markets if industry consolidation reduces market efficiency.
The current losses posted by the Slovak crown to the euro are nothing unusual, Marian Jusko, the governor of the National Bank of Slovakia, told reporters today.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore, the central bank, has allowed banks in the country to lend Singapore dollars to non-residents in the city state in an effort to further liberalise its policy on non-internationalisation of the Singapore dollar and…
The Bank of Canada pointed to inflation risks lurking in the economy, but left interest rates unchanged yesterday in the first of its regularly scheduled policy announcements.
The Bundesbank's bid to make joining the Eurozone tougher for eager east European applicants has upset candidates but analysts said it will be politically impossible to make the demand stick.