Category: Media

Let’s hear from the experts – USA & China Trade War and its Impact to our Foreign Reserve

Let’s hear from the experts – USA & China Trade War and its Impact to our Foreign Reserve Op-Ed by Natasha Eddie, Ali Homelo, Charlie Kuper Article No. : 10/2019 The past two Sunday’s we looked at what Foreign Reserves is, its importance and some technical aspects to it. I had an opportunity to discuss with Mr Ali Homelo, Chief Manager Financial Market and Exchange Control Department of CBSI, the USA & China Trade War saga. And get contributions from Charlie Kuper, a Senior Investment Analyst for Financial Market and Exchange Control Department. I was keen to get their views on the global trade war and its likely impact to our Foreign Reserves. In this article the views and opinions expressed are of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the policies and standing of CBSI....

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CBSI Monetary Policy Statement for September 2019

Monetary Policy Statement for September 2019 At its meeting held on October 3rd 2019, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands’ (CBSI) Board adopted an accommodative monetary policy stance for the next six months. Download Press Release Download Full...

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Foreign Reserves -Part 2

Foreign Reserves – Part 2 By CBSI Media Article No. : 09/2019 Welcome once again to our weekly feature from the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI). In our previous article, we looked at the definition of “Foreign Reserves,” its importance, and how it affects the country and the economy as a whole. In this article we will dig deeper and technical into foreign reserves. What factors drive the growth of our foreign reserves? What is the current level of our foreign reserves and what is CBSI doing with these foreign reserves? We will also look at the global risks that could likely have an impact to our foreign reserves and may pose a direct threat to them....

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What you need to know about Foreign Reserves

Foreign Reserves – What are they? By CBSI Media Article No. : 08/2019 Welcome back to another educational feature from the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI).This week we take a look at a new topic on “Foreign Reserves” or sometimes referred to as Gross Foreign Reserves.” In this feature we will explain what Foreign Reserve is, why it is important and how it helps the economy of the country....

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Key Statistics

Inflation
(August, 2019) 1.7%
GDP (2016)
Actual (source: SINSO)
Real GDP
SBD$ 4,603m
Nominal GDP
SBD$ 8,606m
Real GDP Growth3.4%
Foreign Reserves
(November 27, 2019)SBD $4,840m
Interest Rates
(September, 2019)
Deposit Rate0.39%
Lending Rate10.57%
Money Supply
(November 27, 2019)SBD $4,997m

Exchange Rates

per
SBD
Today
09/12/2019
Last Week
02/12/2019
USD0.121300.12120
GBP0.09250.09378
EUR
0.109750.10996
AUD0.177530.17917
NZD
0.184890.18862
JPY13.1798513.27322
SDR0.088050.08826
CNY0.85354 0.85165
Index111.7112.4

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