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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...

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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 the 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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Key Statistics

(March, 2022) -0.6%
GDP (2017)
Actual (source: SINSO)
Constant 2012 prices
Real GDP
SBD$ 10,373.1m
Nominal GDP
SBD$ 12,617.0m
Real GDP Growth3.4%
Foreign Reserves
(May 11, 2022)SBD $5,490m
Interest Rates
(March, 2022)
Deposit Rate0.48%
Lending Rate10.05%
Money Supply
(May 11, 2022)SBD $5,519m

Exchange Rates

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