Vacancy: Assistant Security Officer

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands is seeking to recruit a suitable and qualified person for the position of Assistant Security Officer within the Human Resource & Corporate Services Department.

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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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Debt – Growth Nexus, Case for Solomon Islands

External borrowing or debt is a common practice in developing and least developed countries around the world for various reasons. If local borrowing is limited, these countries depend on sourcing external funds to subsidize their deficit budgets or cushion revenue shortfalls and to fund major infrastructure or development projects.The full article can be downloaded below.

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Press Release- Solomon Islands Government Commits to Digitization of 80% of Payments by 2020

Press Release – Solomon Islands Government Commits to Digitization of 80% of Payments by 2020 Honiara, Solomon Islands – The Solomon Islands Government has today announced its commitment to become a member of the Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA) and use electronic payment channels for both payments and receipts in a way that improves lives and expands responsible digital financial services....

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Press Release – New Financial Inclusion Specialist in Honiara

Press Release – New Financial Inclusion Specialist in Honiara (Honiara 1 May 2017) The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) formally received the appointment of a new financial inclusion specialist under the United Nations Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) in Honiara, on Monday, May 1, 2017....

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Press Release – Monetary Policy Stance – March 2017

At its meeting on March 29 2017, the Board of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) resolved to maintain the accommodative monetary policy stance for the next six months. CBSI Governor and Chairman, Mr. Denton Rarawa said the low inflation environment provided policy space for the Bank to continue with its accommodative monetary policy stance to allow the economy to grow....

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Press Release – December 2016 Quarterly Economic Review

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has published the Bank’s 2016 December Quarterly Economic Review on the CBSI website (www.cbsi.com.sb) on April 10th, 2017. The December Economic Review provides an assessment of how the domestic economy performed in 2016 and it’s near term macroeconomic outlook.  ...

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Key Statistics

Inflation
(August, 2017) 1.5%
GDP (2016)
RGDP (Real) *estimates SBD$ 4,607m
NGDP (Nominal) *estimates SBD$ 8,504m
Real GDP Growth3.5%
Foreign Reserves
(September 04, 2017)SBD $4,186m
Interest Rates
July, 2017)
Deposit Rate0.29%
Lending Rate10.62%
Money Supply
(September 04, 2017)SBD $4,612m

Exchange Rates

per
SBD
Today
20/10/2017
Last Week
13/10/2017
USD0.12810.1280
GBP0.09730.0970
EUR
0.10810.0981
AUD0.16260.1638
NZD
0.18210.1800
JPY14.415714.3768
SDR0.09070.0905
CNY0.84840.8434
Index105.8106.0

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