Press releases - About BIS

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30 Jun 2008

BIS General Manager to be on leave from 1 July 2008

30 Jun 2008

BIS Annual Report: The unsustainable has run its course and policymakers face the difficult task of damage control

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20 Jun 2008

BIS General Manager to step down

5 May 2008

BIS establishes Consultative Council for the Americas

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24 Jun 2007

BIS releases 77th Annual Report at Annual General Meeting

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7 May 2007

Malcolm D Knight's term of office as BIS General Manager extended

12 Mar 2007

Y V Reddy appointed Chairman of the BIS Asian Consultative Council

26 Jun 2006

BIS Board of Directors elects three new members

26 Jun 2006

BIS releases 76th Annual Report at Annual General Meeting

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30 Mar 2006

BIS, IMF, OECD and the World Bank launch joint external debt website

13 Feb 2006

BIS announces initiatives to deepen its involvement in Asia

10 Jan 2006

BIS to host Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics

9 Jan 2006

Jean-Pierre Roth to chair BIS Board

27 Jun 2005

BIS amends Statutes to streamline governance

27 Jun 2005

BIS holds Annual General Meeting and releases its 75th Annual Report

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1 Jun 2005

BIS completes redistribution of shares

19 May 2005

International Journal of Central Banking launched

17 May 2005

Central Bank Cooperation at the Bank for International Settlements

7 Mar 2005

Zhou Xiaochuan appointed Chairman of the BIS Asian Consultative Council

7 Mar 2005

BIS appoints Günter Pleines to head Banking Department

25 Jan 2005

BIS to hold 75th anniversary exhibition

16 Dec 2004

BIS to administer EMEAP's investments in ABF2

8 Nov 2004

Nout Wellink to continue as Chairman of the Board and President of the BIS

8 Nov 2004

BIS appoints Peter Dittus as Secretary General

28 Jun 2004

BIS holds Annual General Meeting and releases its 74th Annual Report

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22 Sep 2003

Withdrawal of privately held shares of the BIS: Final decision of the Hague Arbitral Tribunal

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30 Jun 2003

BIS Board invites new members, appoints Hans Tietmeyer as Vice-Chairman

30 Jun 2003

BIS holds Annual General Meeting and releases its 73rd Annual Report

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2 Jun 2003

Launch of the Asian Bond Fund

10 Mar 2003

Joseph Yam appointed Chairman of the BIS Asian Consultative Council

10 Mar 2003

SDR to replace gold franc at the BIS

13 Jan 2003

Malcolm D Knight appointed as BIS General Manager

25 Nov 2002

Hague Arbitral Tribunal decision regarding the repurchase of privately held shares of the Bank for International Settlements

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11 Nov 2002

BIS opens Representative Office for the Americas

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10 Sep 2002

Committee to aid search for new BIS General Manager

8 Jul 2002

BIS holds Annual General Meeting and releases its 72nd Annual Report

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8 May 2002

International Association of Deposit Insurers to locate new secretariat in Basel

7 Jan 2002

BIS Board elects new Chairman and President

6 Nov 2001

Host Country Agreement opens the way for the establishment of a BIS Representative Office for the Americas

11 Jun 2001

Annual General Meeting: 71st Annual Report 2000/01