Category: Speeches

Governors Speech- Launching of the 2017 Annual Report

Governors Speech- Launching of 2017 Annual report Denton Rarawa Governor Central Bank of Solomon Islands 2017 Annual Report Launch- Mendana Hotel Honiara – 10th May, 2018 Download PDF Remarks by Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Governor, Denton Rarawa at the launching of the CBSI  2017 Annual Report, Mendana Hotel, May 10th 2018    [Salutation] Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance, Hon Manasseh Sogavare Minister for Forestry & Research, Hon Samuel Manetoali Permanent Secretaries & other Senior Government Officials Representatives of Diplomatic missions & international organisations CBSI Board Directors Heads of banks and other financial institutions Representatives of SOE’s and private sector companies Representatives of NGO’s, CSO’s, women’s groups Representatives of the media Ladies and gentlemen       Introduction Let me welcome you all, and thank you for accepting our invitation to be with us at this morning’s launching of the CBSI’s 2017 annual report. This is one of the important annual events for the Bank where we provide an assessment of the country’s economic conditions, comment on topical policy issues and account for the Bank’s operations in the prior year. As we all know, 2018 is a special year for our country. We will be celebrating 40 years of independence in July. Hindsight enables us to reflect on our journey, our successes and failures. I would like to look ahead and pose these questions; what do we want...

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Remarks by Gane Simbe at the official opening of the PFIP Ideation Workshop

Remarks by Deputy Governor Gane Simbe at the official opening of the PFIP Ideation Workshop on saving clubs at the Heritage Park Hotel on 11 September 2017. Gane Simbe Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Solomon Islands Official Opening of the PFIP Ideation Workshop on Saving Clubs – Heritage Park Hotel Honiara – 11th September, 2017 Download PDF I thank PFIP team for inviting me to do the honor of making some brief remarks at the start of your workshop this morning, which focuses on exploring ideas on how to link savings clubs to formal financial institutions. Let me begin first by acknowledging the PFIP for the support and for the work that it has been doing in progressing financial inclusion in our country and importantly, on the projects with Savings Clubs that are so unique and necessary from the Solomon Islands context. We recognize the earlier work that PFIP had done in developing the Savings club manual with best practices following extensive field studies and thereafter their on-going support to institutions like World Vision, Live & Learn, Mother’s Union, Ministry of Women and others in promoting savings clubs in the remote rural communities of the country, primarily targeting women. This workshop, which will facilitate the next steps, in the exploring linkage of savings clubs with formal financial services, is indeed a good step forward and is in line with...

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Key Statistics

(March, 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
(May 27, 2020)SBD $4,981m
Interest Rates
(March, 2020)
Deposit Rate0.49%
Lending Rate11.56%
Money Supply
(May 27, 2020)SBD $5,026m

Exchange Rates

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