Author: Natasha Eddie

Press Release: Insurance Bill Consultation

Insurance Bill Consultation The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) is conducting a nationwide consultation on the Insurance Bill 2018 in relation to changes to the Insurance Act....

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Why New Banknotes?

Why New Banknotes? By CBSI Press Article No. : 01/2019 A lot of people may ask why the Central banks issue new bank notes. It’s really that simple. Advances in technology have provided counterfeits with better methods for imitating genuine banknotes. For this reason Central banks must develop more advanced security features. In addition, the Central Bank is also conscious of the need to introduce notes that are durable to ensure added life expectancy of notes in circulation....

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What you need to know about the new commemorative note and coin

What you need to know about the new commemorative note and coin By CBSI Press Article No. : 04/2017 On the 5th of July, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Governor Denton Rarawa and Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Finance Harry Kuma, unveiled the commemorative $40 banknote and $2 coin to celebrate and mark Solomon Islands 40 years of Independence. The commemorative note issued by CBSI is designed and printed by De La Rue on its safeguard polymer substrate while the $2 coloured coin is produced by the Royal Australian Mint (RAM).  Download full copy below....

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Norma puts Solomon Islands on the FI global map

Norma puts Solomon Islands on the FI global map By CBSI Press Article No. : 02/2018 She was among six of the top recipients from around the globe to receive the 2018 Young Generation award on the night of the sixth Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Awards in Sochi, Russia. Download copy of full article below.  ...

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Key Statistics

Inflation
(January, 2019) 3.7%
GDP (2016)
Actual (source: SINSO)
Real GDP
SBD$ 4,603m
Nominal GDP
SBD$ 8,606m
Real GDP Growth3.4%
Foreign Reserves
(March 13, 2019)SBD $5,194m
Interest Rates
(December, 2018)
Deposit Rate0.30%
Lending Rate10.79%
Money Supply
(March 13, 2019)SBD $5,156m

Exchange Rates

per
SBD
Today
22/03/2019
Last Week
15/03/2019
USD0.12350.1234
GBP0.09390.0931
EUR
0.10830.1091
AUD0.17330.1745
NZD
0.17920.1805
JPY13.671113.7625
SDR0.08850.0887
CNY0.8251 0.8283
Index109.8110.1

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