Category: Media

Rarawa – “Digital finance, key to de-risking”

De-risking has become a development financing issue that many countries in the Pacific are still struggling to tackle. According to the Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands, Mr. Denton Rarawa, this is an issue of concern not only to Central banks in the region but in other parts of the world.

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What NPF’s new saving scheme is

What NPF’s new saving scheme is By Natasha Eddie, CBSI Communications Officer Article No. : 03/2017 For so long, those in the informal sectors have been excluded from joining Solomon Islands Provident Fund. But with the Solomon Islands National Provident Funds (SINPF) newly launched youSave saving scheme, self- employers like market vendors, farmers, taxi drivers, contractors, domestic fishermen can now save their money for retirement.  ...

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CBSI Role in the Cash Cycle

Many people still do not understand how cash circulates with in our economy and often express their interest in knowing more about the role of Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in this area. This article describes the role of the Central Bank in the cash cycle and aims to inform the public of how the cycle works in general, in order for people to understand and
appreciate the role CBSI plays in maintaining smooth circulation. The full article and currency movement chart can be downloaded below.

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Key Statistics

Inflation
(April, 2020) 7.8%
GDP (2017)
Actual (source: SINSO)
Constant 2012 prices
Real GDP
SBD$ 10,547m
Nominal GDP
SBD$ 11,703m
Real GDP Growth5.3%
Foreign Reserves
(July 01, 2020)SBD $5,459m
Interest Rates
(March, 2020)
Deposit Rate0.49%
Lending Rate11.56%
Money Supply
(July 01, 2020)SBD $5,066m

Exchange Rates

per
SBD
Today
10/07/2020
Last Week
03/07/2020
USD0.12080.1207
GBP0.09580.0968
EUR
0.10700.1075
AUD0.17350.1745
NZD
0.18390.1855
JPY12.955812.9840
SDR0.08720.0877
CNY0.8443 0.8529
Index111.0111.4

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