News archive - 1998

23rd December 1998 New Press release/publication
The global OTC derivatives market at end-June 1998
18th December 1998 New publication
Review of the disclosure template regarding the authorities' foreign currency liquidity position
18th December 1998 New central bank link:
Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
10th December 1998 Press release:
Multilateral financial assistance to the Banco Central do Brasil
10th December 1998 New publications
Foreign direct investment and employment in the industrial countries
Payment systems in Lebanon
Payment systems in the Czech Republic (electronic re-release)
1st December 1998 Press release:
BIS appoints leadership of the Financial Stability Institute
30th November 1998 New release
Quarterly Review: International Banking and Financial Market Developments
30th November 1998 New release
The BIS Consolidated International Banking Statistics
30th November 1998 New publication
Survey of disclosures about trading and derivatives activities of banks and securities firms 1997
23rd November 1998 New publication
Output gap uncertainty: does it matter for the Taylor rule?
20th November 1998 New publication
Portfolio selection using fuzzy decision theory
13th November 1998 New publication
The importance of bank seniority for relationship lending
11th November 1998 New central bank link:
Tunisia
9th November 1998 Press release:
Executive appointments approved
9th November 1998 New publication
Enhancing transparency regarding the authorities' foreign currency liquidity position
29th October 1998 New central bank link:
Bosnia
27th October 1998 Press release:
Instruments eligible for inclusion in Tier 1 capital
27th October 1998 New publication
Asset Prices and Monetary Policy: Four Views
27th October 1998 New central bank link:
Latvia
22nd October 1998 Press release:
Tenth International Conference of Banking Supervisors
22nd October 1998 New central bank link:
Indonesia
19th October 1998 New Press release/publication:
Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Market Activity in April 1998: Preliminary Global Data
14th October 1998 New publication
Sound Practices for Loan Accounting, Credit Risk Disclosure and Related Matters
14th October 1998 New central bank links:
Belgium
Singapore
5th October 1998 New publications
Reports on the International Financial Architecture
29th September 1998 New release
Triennial Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Market Activity
29th September 1998 New publication
Information held in the BIS Historical Archive on gold looted by Nazi Germany during World War II
22nd September 1998 Press statements:
The Basle Committee releases paper on operational risk management;
The Basle Committee Issues Guidance on Bank Transparency;
The Basle Committee Issues a Framework for Internal Control Systems in Banking Organisations
22nd September 1998 New publications
Operational Risk Management;
Enhancing Bank Transparency;
Framework for Internal Control Systems in Banking Organisations
18th September 1998 New release (update)
International Banking and Financial Market Developments: numeric spreadsheets with historical time series
17th September 1998 New publication
OTC Derivatives: Settlement procedures and counterparty risk management
10th September 1998 New central bank link:
Guatemala
2nd September 1998 New publication
Supervisory Information Framework for derivatives and trading activities
31st August 1998 New release
International Banking and Financial Market Developments
4th August 1998 New central bank link:
Hungary
23rd July 1998 New release (update)
The Maturity, Sectoral and Nationality Distribution of International Bank Lending: numeric spreadsheets with historical data
23rd July 1998 New publication
One-step prediction of financial time series
21st July 1998 Press statement:
Federal Reserve Governor Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. to chair Joint Year 2000 Council
17th July 1998 New publication
Supervisory Cooperation on Year 2000 Cross-Border Issues
13th July 1998 Press statements:
New Chairman of the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems;
Central bankers encouraged by private sector progress on reducing FX settlement risk
13th July 1998 New publication
Reducing foreign exchange settlement risk: a progress report
11th July 1998 Press statement:
BIS opened its Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
6th July 1998 New publication
Commercial banks in the securities business: A review
6th July 1998 Press statement:
Recommendation on the development of national Year 2000 strategies
26th June 1998 New central bank link:
Bolivia
19th June 1998 New release (update)
International Banking and Financial Market Developments: numeric spreadsheets with historical time series
16th June 1998 New publication
Spread overreaction in international bond markets
15th June 1998 New publication
The coming transformation of continental european banking?
15th June 1998 New central bank link:
European Central Bank
9th June 1998 Press statement:
Mr. McDonough appointed Chairman of the Basle Committee on Banking Supervision
8th June 1998 New publication
The 68th Annual Report of the BIS
8th June 1998 Press releases:
The 68th Annual General Meeting of the BIS
Excerpts from the speech delivered by Alfons Verplaetse to the 68th Annual General Meeting of the Bank
3rd June 1998 New central bank link:
Denmark
2nd June 1998 New release
International Banking and Financial Market Developments
2nd June 1998 New central bank link:
Luxembourg
27th May 1998 New central bank links:
Chile
Tanzania
25th May 1998 New release
The Maturity, Sectoral and Nationality Distribution of International Bank Lending
19th May 1998 Press statement:
Joint Year 2000 Council
6th May 1998 New Publication (Group of Ten)
The macroeconomic and financial implications of ageing populations
6th May 1998 New Publications (Policy Papers)
Monetary policy in the nordic countries: Experiences since 1992
Changing financial systems in small open economies
6th May 1998 New central bank link:
Banco Central de Costa Rica
27th April 1998 Press statement:
Communiqé of the Ministers and Governors of the Group of Ten
21st April 1998 Press statement:
BIS Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific
20th April 1998 New Publications
Exchange rate regimes and inflation and output in Sub-Saharan countries
Inflation and disinflation in Iceland
9th April 1998 Press statement:
Global Round Table on the Year 2000
7th April 1998 Press statements:
Statements relating to the Basle Capital Accord of July 1988
BIS shares dividend
New Chairman of the Euro-Currency Standing Committee
7th April 1998 New publication
Amendment to the Basle Capital Accord of July 1988
7th April 1998 New publication
Consultative paper on the Basle Capital Accord
7th April 1998 New central bank links:
Italy
Iceland
25th March 1998 New central bank link:
Switzerland
20th March 1998 New publication
Risk Management for Electronic Banking and Electronic Money Activities
12th March 1998 Press statement:
BIS Institute for Financial Stability
12th March 1998 New central bank link:
Portugal
11th March 1998 New central bank link:
Peru
9th March 1998 New release
International Banking and Financial Market Developments
  - including numeric spreadsheets of the statistical annex
19th February 1998 Press statement:
Basle Committee, IOSCO and IAIS release consultation documents
19th February 1998 New publication:
Supervision of Financial Conglomerates (consultation documents)
13th February 1998 New central bank link:
Netherlands
6th February 1998 New release:
Statistics on External Indebtedness (BIS/OECD)
6th February 1998 New central bank links:
El Salvador;
Moldova
3rd February 1998 New publication:
Statistics on Payment Systems in the Group of Ten Countries: Figures for 1996
2nd February 1998 New central bank link:
Czech Republic
19th January 1998 Press statement:
Statement of the Basle Committee on Banking Supervision
19th January 1998 New publication:
Framework for the Evaluation of Internal Control Systems
14th January 1998 Press statement:
Millennium change in computer applications
14th January 1998 New central bank link:
Korea
14th January 1998 Link to a G-10 page
12th January 1998 New section on Ongoing Activities: Year 2000
5th January 1998 New release
The Maturity, Sectoral and Nationality Distribution of International Bank Lending