Central banks, also known as reserve banks or monetary authorities, define and issue legal tender (money). Their precise role varies from country, but most also manage the foreign-exchange reserves. Some also issue government debt, and some supervise parts of the financial system. Currency boards issue money the value of which is pegged to a different currency, usually the US dollar.
With legal and other information about Afghanistan's central bank.
Minutes of the meetings of the Supervisory Council.
With information on the Andorran financial system in English, Spanish, French and Catalan.
Mission statement, and list of financial institutions.
About Armenia and the Central Bank, list of financial institutions, and money-supply statistics.
History, legislation and decrees, and economic statistics.
Monetary policy statements, economic statistics, description of the payment system, information on banknotes, and other publications and research.
History of policy rates and T-bill issuance, spot FX rates, the bank's internal structure, and addresses of regional offices.
Brief summary of monetary policy, foreign exchange regime and regulatory environment.
List of financial institutions, rules and regulations, money and banking statistics, annual report and quarterly bulletin.
Also known as the "Central Bank of Bangladesh". About the financial system, the convertibility of Taka, and economic and statistical data about the economy.
About the bank, Barbados links, and monetary policy.
Background, monetary policy guidelines, and list of banks (both open and closed).
About the bank's mission and organizational structure, and some economic information.
List of institutions, links, collectors notes and coins; about Bermuda, and how to form a Bermudan entity.
Describes the RMA's legal status, roles, and has the text of relevant laws.
Legislative structure, history, directories of banks and other associations, notes and coins, and statistical reports.
Legislation, speeches, a list of financial institutions, and information on Pula-denominated government bonds.
Inflation reports, regulations, economic and statistical information, payment system, and history.
List of banks, money-supply statistics, and legal framework.
Press notices, economic information, explanation of inflation target and market operations, careers and economic research.
Investment services, requirements for creating a bank or insurance company, history of the currency (including the monetary divorce from Jamaica), and economic statistics.
Origin and history and policy objectives.
Speeches, statistics, rules and regulations for and supervision of financial institutions.
Press notices from mainland China's FX management agent.
History, economic statistics, inflation and exchange rate reports, banking operations and regulations, and gold museum.
List of banks, policy tools, regulations and legislation, economic and financial statistics, and information on coins and banknotes.
Legal function, monetary policy, banking supervision, payment systems, and economic and financial statistics.
Explanation of monetary policy, the discount rate and CIBOR, notes and coins, bank, mortgage and capital-market statistics, and information on government debt.
Current FX rates, history of Egyptian money, and the latest annual report and quarterly economic review.
Structure of the financial system, monthly statistical bulletin, and mission statement.
Daily FX fixings, monetary policy framework, Estonian banking system, Estonian banknotes and coins, and papers on the EU accession process.
History of financial Institutions in Ethiopia; about the Ethiopian Institute of Banking and Insurance (EIBI); and results of weekly auctions of foreign exchange.
Paris-based public institution empowered to issue a uniform currency in the French territories of the Pacific.
With information on foreign exchange, government securities, and the structure of the financial system.
Monetary policy and FX regime, acution details, the payment system, and restrictions on the export of currency.
History of the bank and contact information.
Economic information and statistics and contact information.
Banking, financial-sector and economic statistics, legal tender, legal and regulatory framework, press releases and contact information.
Workings of its currency board, banking policy and supervision, debt market developments, HIBOR fixings and press releases.
Financial information including the history of the composition of the currency basket and its relationship to the forint, economic statistics, and legislative information.
Official reserves, report on inflation target, annual reports, the 2001 Act of the Central Bank of Iceland, and historical data for REIBID and REIBOR.
Information about monetary policy and operations, issues of government securities, financial and economic statistics, and the RBI museum.
Press releases, regulations including exchange controls, and monetary, economic and banking indicators.
With information about the currency, the bank, and governing legislation.
Laws, the principles of the operation of monetary policy, and a list of banks.
Responsible for the supervision of most financial institutions in Ireland including banks, building societies and a broad range of non-bank firms, exchanges and collective investment schemes.
Semi-annual inflation reports, government bond auctions, and announcements relating to banking supervision.
Statistical digest, quarterly monetary policy report, and balance sheet.
Monetary policy meetings and minutes, speeches, research papers, statistical releases, quarterly bulletin, and sources of changes in account balances at the BoJ.
Law and organization structure.
Brief explanation of monetary policy, banknotes and coins, and daily FX quotations.
Includes a weekly bulletin describing financial conditions.
Endeavouring to maintain a stable financial system and an efficient payment system. Content in English, Albanian and Serbian.
Purpose, exchange-rate policy, and monetary statistics.
Legal staus, foreign exchange laws and monetary policy.
Includes current FX prices and information on the currency and legislation.
About the bank, its monetary policy, payment systems, laws, a history of Latvian money and balance sheets of credit institutions.
Economic and financial data, exchange and payments systems, the history of the Lebanese pound, and information on the banking and financial sectors.
Rural finance and credit scheme, central bank acts and exchange control orders.
Includes information on the check-clearing system.
The monetary authority in the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Includes some recent laws, a brief history, and more content in Arabic.
Publications, balance sheets of credit institutions, banknotes, and an explanation of the change in the currency peg from USD to EUR at the start of February 2002.
History, goals, structure, regulatory orders for banking and insurance, economic statistics and a list of commemorative coins.
Monetary policy mechanism, payment system, and exchange-control rules.
The publications including the minutes of the MPC meetings.
Exchange controls, national data summary, press notices and a summary of Malaysian financial system.
Includes copies of the Quarterly Economic Bulletin.
List of commercial banks and application forms for T-Bill purchases.
Monetary and exchange-rate policies, numismatic information and quarterly inflation reports.
Summary of the workings of the domestic debt market.
Monthly bulletins, banking law, monetary statistics, history and banknotes.
Annual report and monetary statistics.
History, financial and credit statistics, and MAIBOR rates.
Balance sheet, payment system, exchange control rules, and announcements of auctions of government debt.
Quarterly economic bulletin, basic economic indicators, information about the rural self-reliance fund and a history of Nepalese capital markets.
Monetary policy, statistics, the banking system and New Zealand's unusual method of supervision, payment systems, RBNZ research papers and about the new series of polymer banknotes.
With annual reports and bulletins of the Central Bank of Nicaragua, statistics, and economic indicators. Current information in Spanish, most documents available in English.
Includes a history of Nigerian monetary policy and of Nigeria's foreign exchange market, press releases, and statistics on government finances and on the economy.
Includes some of the main banking regulations and a list of banks.
Press releases on monetary policy and related matters, and a detailed section on the Government Petroleum Fund, managed by a separate unit within Norges Bank called Norges Bank Investment Management.
About the bank and contact information, monthly and quarterly bulletins, and information about commemorative coins.
IMF agreements, operation of monetary policy, Act and Charter.
Ensures the soundness of banking operations, maintains monetary stability, and encourages economic growth in Palestine.
Explanation of the objectives and implementation of monetary policy, the rules of exchange controls, and the operation of the government securities market.
Monetary operations, periodic and special reports, and facts about the BCRP.
Objectives, functions, calendar of economic releases, and a list of answers to FAQs about the peso's depreciation.
Structure, governing legislation, economic statistics, and a list of banks in Poland.
Structure, law and descriptions of banks.
Museum, economic and financial statistics, press releases, banking licences and regulations.
History, balance sheet, press notices, and data release calendar.
Information on bank supervision and monetary policy in English and French.
Information about the bank, and the payment and banking system in San Marino. [Italian, English]
Currency museum, stock quotations and press releases.
Formerly the National Bank of Yugoslavia, site has history and organization, regulations, monetary policy, the banking system, and how to form a bank.
History, exchange rate system and peg weights, economic statistics, quarterly review and annual report.
Directory of financial institutions, statutes and regulations, the "data room" of monetary information, and a licensing guide.
Annual Report, monetary and macroeconomic information, banking information, legislation and the Museum of Coins and Medals.
Annual and quarterly reports, monthly economic bulletins, Currency collectibles, and tenders of Solomon Islands Government Treasury Bills.
Bank supervision acts and regulations, money-market operations, statement of policy on forward FX trading, press releases, monetary-policy statements, and about the South African Reserve Bank College.
Economic releases, FX system, chemical composition of coins, and a brief history of the Korean financial system.
With daily SLIBOR and exchange rates, monthly bulletin and prices at open market operations.
Economic indicators, spot FX, annual reports and contact details.
With pictures of items in the collection of The Numismatic Museum of the Centrale Bank van Suriname.
With an explanation of the central bank's mission, monetary surveys back to 1980, and bill tenders.
Economic and financial data for Sweden, FX reserves, and information on government debt.
General remarks on price stability and relevance of LIBOR to monetary policy, rules on monetary-policy repo tenders, schedule of forthcoming speeches, data and statistics.
FX statistics, financial institutions, government bond and treasury bill auctions (excel format), monetary policy announcements, and information about new banknotes and coins.
Banking and payments news in English, Russian and Tajik.
Debt buyback information, list of registered banks and supervision regulations, payment system, bond bill auction details and application forms, and the Bank of Tanzania Training Institute.
Decisions of the Monetary Policy Committee, guide to financial investment in Thailand, debt issuance announcements, payment systems, banknotes, and details of assistance to priority economic sectors.
With information on the law, bank supervision, government bonds, currency and numismatics.
History and press releases.
Economic commentary and outlook, monetary statistics, and daily inter-bank interest rates.
Currency museum, history of credit ratings, and steps towards full convertibility of the currency.
History, structure, governing law, and financial and statistical data delivery system.
Staff papers, annual reports, occasional reports on the state of the economy, and information about the BoU's various credit programmes.
Law, financial statements, spheres of activity, and pictures of the banknotes.
Organisation, and brief comments on the state of the economy and the tools it uses.
The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street. Site has publications including the semi-annual Practical Issues Arising From the Euro, minutes of monthly monetary-policy meetings, weekly Bank Return, and other press releases.
Includes a brief history, pictures of commemorative coins and information about the regulation of financial services.
Has some press releases and financial statements in English, and more content in Spanish.
Function and structure, branches, pictures of currency, balance sheet and FX rates.
Economic and financial data, BoZ publications and press releases.
FX in and outflows, supervision and surveillance annual reports, and monthly audited accounts.
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