South Pacific course on central banking


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Tuesday 28 February to Thursday 2 March 2006
Extension: Friday 3 March 2006

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Centre for Central Banking Studies (CCBS) of the Bank of England are delighted to announce a course directly aimed at the needs of South Pacific central banks.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • central bank governance
  • monetary policy: regimes and implementation
  • foreign exchange reserves management
  • financial stability: economic growth, risk mitigation and crisis management.

More details are available in the course brochure (PDF 120KB) and the course schedule.

An optional extension is planned for the Friday following the course. The RBNZ will schedule a series of meetings with operational departments - Currency, Accounting, Risk and Audit, and Knowledge Services (encompassing information technology) - and with the Financial Stability Department. These sessions will provide an opportunity to discuss issues at both strategic and technical levels.


The main speakers will be Mario Blejer, Simon Gray, and Melanie Lund, of the CCBS, with additional input being provided by staff from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Christie Smith [email protected]

Lydia Lewis [email protected]

64 4 473 2250 (Fax)

64 4 471 3857 (Tel)

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

2 The Terrace

PO Box 2498, Wellington,

New Zealand