Other publications - Before 1997

Date Titles
Aug 1997

Group of Ten - The resolution of sovereign liquidity crises

Following an invitation to the Ministers and Governors of the Group of Ten by the Heads of State and Government of the Group of Seven in Halifax in June 1995, the Deputies of the Group of Ten established a Working Party to consider the complex set of issues arising with respect to the orderly resolution of sovereign liquidity crises. While taking a comprehensive view of the problem, the Working Party focused its attention on those forms of debt to private creditors, such as internationally traded securities, that have increased in importance in the new financial environment but that in the past have usually been shielded from payments suspensions or restructurings. In carrying out its work, the Working Party recognised that the highest priority needs to be given to ...

May 1997

Note on gold operations involving the Bank for International Settlements and the German Reichsbank, 1st September 1939 - 8th May 1945

This note gives details of the gold transactions undertaken between the Bank for International Settlements and the German Reichsbank during the Second World War. It has been drawn up on the basis of the BIS's own archives. The note has been audited by Coopers & Lybrand, London, whose audit certificate is appended.

Apr 1997

Group of Ten - Financial stability in emerging market economies

In response to an initiative at the Lyon summit in June, 1996, representatives of the countries in the Group of Ten and of emerging market economies have jointly sought to develop a strategy for fostering financial stability in countries experiencing rapid economic growth and undergoing substantial changes in their financial systems. This enterprise has been prompted by the recognition that banking and financial crises can have serious repercussions for these economies in terms of heightened macroeconomic instability, reduced economic growth and a less efficient allocation of savings and investment.

Oct 1996

Implications for central banks of the development of electronic money

This short report gives a general overview of the key features and the main policy issues that arise for central banks as a result of the development of electronic money, a novel method for making retail payments electronically that is often seen as a close substitute for cash. The report notes that there are a wide range of potential issues but focuses on those which are of particular interest to central banks. These include the security of electronic money schemes, the legal framework, monetary policy and seigniorage, and implications for payment system oversight and bank supervision.

Oct 1995

Saving, Investment and Real Interest Rates

Apr 1994

Recent developments in bond markets

Apr 1993

International capital movements and foreign exchange markets

Apr 1991

Issues raised by the transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Jun 1989

The role of the IMF and the World Bank in the context of the debt strategy

Jul 1966

G10 Deputies report (Emminger) on possible improvements in the present international monetary system and deliberate reserve creation

May 1965

Report by the Study Group (Ossola) on various proposals regarding the creation of reserve assets either through the IMF or otherwise

May 1964

The outlook for the functioning and liquidity needs of the international monetary system