Author: Natasha Eddie

Press Release: Building Capacity for Central Banking Work

Press Release: Building Capacity for Central Banking work (Honiara 10.07.18) – The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in collaboration with Griffith University’s South Pacific Centre for Central Banking recently conducted an internal joint seminar series on July 3 at the CBSI training room....

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Governors Speech – Governors Remarks at the Launching of the commemorative $40 note and $2 colored coin

Speech: Remarks by Central Bank Governor, Denton Rarawa at the Launching of Solomon Islands commemorative $40 note and coloured $2 coin, marking Solomon Islands 40th Anniversary Independence. Denton Rarawa Governor Central Bank of Solomon Islands Launching of Solomon Islands commemorative $40 note and coloured $2 coin, marking Solomon Islands 40th Anniversary of Independence. Honiara – 05th July, 2018 Download PDF Remarks by Central Bank Governor, Denton Rarawa at the launching of Solomon Islands commemorative $40 note and coloured $2 coin, marking Solomon Islands 40th Anniversary of Independence, 5th July 2018 ___________________________________________________________________ [Salutation] PS Ministry of Finance CBSI Board Directors Commercial Bank Managers Representatives of the Media Good people of Solomon Islands Ladies & Gentlemen First of all, let me welcome you to the Central Bank and thank you for joining us this morning to witness the launch of the $40 polymer note and coloured $2 coin to mark our country’s 40th anniversary of independence.  This is a happy occasion for the Central Bank as it marks the culmination of a project that started about a year ago, but also as this event represents the Bank’s contribution towards our national celebration on the occasion of our country’s achievement of 40 years of nationhood. The idea to issue a $40 note and a coloured $2 coin to commemorate our country’s 40th anniversary of independence was discussed by the CBSI Board in...

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Governors Speech – Solomon Islands Money Day 2018

Remarks on the Solomon Islands Money Day – 42nd Anniversary of Central Banking in Solomon Islands Denton Rarawa Governor Central Bank of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Money Day: 42nd Anniversary of Central Banking in Solomon Islands Honiara – 21th July, 2018 Download PDF Formal Salutations & Acknowledgement – – A very good morning and a warm welcome to you all. Thank you for finding time in your busy schedule to be part of today’s event, hosted by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands, here at this venue. As have been the practice in the past by CBSI, on this day, 21st of June, we are gathered here mainly to celebrate two important events.   First, it is the anniversary of the work of central banking in the Solomon Islands.   Today CBSI turns 42 years of age since its humble beginnings initially as the Solomon Islands Monetary Authority back in 1976. What began as a small but critical operation of not more than 10 people, in preparation for the Solomon Islands seeking its independence two years later in 1978, has now grown into a fully-fledged central banking institution with more than 140 staff and employees, working and serving the country, our government and our people. So yes, let us acknowledge and remember that today, 21 June is the day CBSI was formally established. The second event and a very...

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Key Statistics

Inflation
(April, 2018) 3.9%
GDP (2016)
Actual (source: SINSO)
Real GDP
SBD$ 4,603m
Nominal GDP
SBD$ 8,606m
Real GDP Growth3.4%
Foreign Reserves
(June 27, 2018)SBD $5,097m
Interest Rates
May, 2018)
Deposit Rate0.37%
Lending Rate10.60%
Money Supply
(June 27, 2018)SBD $4,969m

Exchange Rates

per
SBD
Today
17/07/2018
Last Week
10/07/2018
USD0.12530.1250
GBP0.09470.0941
EUR
0.10710.1064
AUD0.16910.1677
NZD
0.18520.1828
JPY14.071513.8275
SDR0.08920.0886
CNY0.83840.8287
Index108.3108.0

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