News archive - 1999

16 December 1999 New publication:
Trading and Derivatives Disclosures of Banks and Securities Firms
15 December 1999 New publication and Press Release:
Release of final documents by the Joint Forum
13 December 1999 New publication and Press Release:
Core Principles for Systemically Important Payment Systems
8 December 1999 Press Release:
New mandate and appointment of new Chairman of Joint Forum
2 December 1999 New publication:
Sacrifice ratios and the conduct of monetary policy in conditions of low inflation
30 November 1999 New publication and Press Release:
Joint BIS-IMF-OECD-World Bank statistics on external debt
25 November 1999 New publication and Press Release:
The global OTC derivatives market at end-June 1999
22 November 1999 New publication and Press Release:
International Banking and Financial Market Developments: Third Quarter 1999
19 November 1999 Press Release:
Financial Stability Forum establishes working groups
19 November 1999 New publication:
Estimating and interpreting probability density functions
18 November 1999 New publication:
Interbank interest rates and the risk premium
18 November 1999 New central bank link:
National Bank of Ukraine
11 November 1999 New publication and Press Release:
CGFS issues recommendations for the design of liquid markets
11 November 1999 BCBS Newsletter:
Update on work on a New Capital Adequacy Framework
11 November 1999 New publication and Press Release:
BIS consolidated international banking statistics for end-June 1999
11 November 1999 New publications:
A note on alternative measures of real bond rates;
Pass-through of exchange rates and import prices to domestic inflation in some industrialised economies
8 November 1999 Press Release:
BIS membership enlargement
5 November 1999 New publication and Press Release:
Strengthening the Banking System in China: Issues and Experience
29 October 1999 New publication:
Banking and commerce: a liquidity approach
15 October 1999 New publication:
Perceived central bank intervention and market expectations: an empirical study of the yen/dollar exchange rate, 1993 - 96
12 October 1999 New publications:
The Core Principles Methodology
The price of risk at year-end: evidence from interbank lending
8 October 1999 New publication and Press Release:
A review of financial market events in autumn 1998
5 October 1999 New publication:
Recommendations for Public Disclosure of Trading and Derivatives Activities of Banks and Securities Firms
28 September 1999 New publication
69º Informe Anual del BPI
Spanish translation of the 69th Annual Report of the BIS as of 7 June 1999
28 September 1999 Press Releases:
Communiqué of the ministers and governors of the Group of Ten;
2nd meeting of the Financial Stability Forum on 15 September 1999
(Updated to include links to the FSF Web site)
23 September 1999 New publication and Press Release:
Retail payments in selected countries: a comparative study
21 September 1999 New publications:
Year 2000 Cross-Border Communications between Supervisors during the Millennium Period
Gathering Year 2000 Information from Financial Institutions: Recommendations for Supervisors
16 September 1999 Press Release:
Background brief made available to the Press at the 2nd meeting of the Financial Stability Forum on 15 September 1999
16 September 1999 New publications:
Performance of Models-Based Capital Charges for Market Risk: 1 July-31 December 1998
Enhancing corporate governance in banking organisations
16 September 1999 New central bank link:
Central bank of Russia
8 September 1999 New publications:
Bank restructuring in practice
Comments received on the reports on the International Financial Architecture
23 August 1999 New publication and Press Release:
International Banking and Financial Market Developments: Second Quarter 1999
23 August 1999 New publications:
A note on the Gordon growth model with nonstationary dividend growth
The Dollar - Mark axis
6 August 1999 New publications:
The Taylor rule and interest rates in the EMU area: a note
Reserve currency allocation: an alternative methodology
6 August 1999 New central bank link:
Reserve bank of Zimbabwe
30 July 1999 New publication:
Supervisory lessons to be drawn from the Asian crisis
30 July 1999 New central bank link:
Centrale Bank van Aruba
27 July 1999 Press Release: Basel Committee issues credit risk guidance

and new publications:

Sound Practices for Loan Accounting and Disclosure
Principles for the Management of Credit Risk
Best Practices for Credit Risk Disclosure
Supervisory Guidance for Managing Settlement Risk in Foreign Exchange Transactions
13 July 1999 New central bank link:
National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia
12 July 1999 Press Release and new publication:
Securities lending transactions: market development and implications
8 July 1999 Press Release and new publication:
Release of consultation documents by the Joint Forum
8 July 1999 New central bank links:
Central Bank of Ireland;
National Bank of Poland
5 July 1999 New publications:
Measures of underlying inflation and their role in the conduct of monetary policy
Proceedings of the workshop of central bank model builders held at the BIS on 18-19 February 1999;
The term structure of announcement effects
2 July 1999 New central bank link:
Eastern Carebbean Central Bank
1 July 1999 Press Release:
Joint Year 2000 Council's Round Table meeting indicates progress on readiness and contingency planning in financial markets
29 June 1999 New publications:
Payment systems in Australia;
Interbank exposures: quantifyig the risk of contagion
21 June 1999 Press Release:
Broadening representation in the Financial Stability Forum
21 June 1999 New publication:
Payment systems in the Southern African Development Community
15 June 1999 New publication and Press Release:
Joint BIS-IMF-OECD-World Bank statistics on external debt
14 June 1999 New publication and Press Release:
International Banking and Financial Market Developments: First Quarter 1999
8 June 1999 New publication
Credit channels and consumption in Europe: empirical evidence
7 June 1999 New publication
The 69th Annual Report of the BIS
7 June 1999 Press releases:
The 69th Annual General Meeting of the BIS
Excerpts from the speech delivered by Urban Bäckström to the 69th Annual General Meeting of the Bank
3 June 1999 New publication and Press Release:
Consultative paper on a new capital adequacy framework
2 June 1999 New publication and Press Release:
The global OTC derivatives market at end-December 1998
2 June 1999 New publications
Capital requirements and bank behaviour: the impact of the Basle Accord;
The evolution and determinants of emerging markets credit spreads in the 1990s;
The cyclical sensitivity of seasonality in US employment
31 May 1999 New publication and Press Release:
BIS consolidated international banking statistics for end-1998
26 May 1999 New central bank link:
Central Bank of Armenia
22 May 1999 Press Release:
CPSS organises first workshop in Hong Kong
11 May 1999 Press Release:
Financial Stability Forum establishes Working Groups
11 May 1999 New central bank link:
Netherlands Antilles
10 May 1999 New publication and Press Release:
Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Market Activity in 1998
5 May 1999 Updated BIS Fact Sheet
3 May 1999 Press Release:
CGFS Publishes Research on the Determinants of Market Liquidity
3 May 1999 New publication
Market Liquidity: Research Findings and Selected Policy Implications
29 April 1999 Press Release:
Annual dividend payable to shareholders
21 April 1999 New publications
Credit Risk Modelling: Current Practices and Applications;
Higher profits and lower capital prices: is factor allocation optimal?;
Evolving international financial markets: some implications for central banks
9 April 1999 Press Release:
Multilateral financial assistance to the Banco Central do Brasil
6 April 1999 Press Release:
First meeting of the Financial Stability Forum
31 March 1999 New publication
Precarious credit equilibria: reflections on the Asian financial crisis
31 March 1999 Press Release:
Year 2000 Readiness of Banks and Bank Supervisors
25 March 1999 New publication
Data template on international reserves/foreign currency liquidity
22 March 1999 New central bank link:
Bank of Zambia
18 March 1999 Press Release:
Election of the Chairman of the Deputies of the Group of Ten
18 March 1999 Electronic re-release
Report of the Committee on Interbank Netting Schemes of the Central Banks of the Group of Ten countries
15 March 1999 New publications
The pricing of bank lending and borrowing: evidence from the federal funds market
Microeconomic inventory adjustment and aggregate dynamics
15 March 1999 New central bank link:
Central Bank of Malta
9 March 1999 New central bank link:
Central Bank of Kuwait
9 March 1999 New publication
Implications of repo markets for central banks
8 March 1999 New publication and Press Release:
Quarterly Review: International Banking and Financial Market Developments
25 February 1999 Press Release:
Guidance on Year 2000 contingency planning for financial market authorities
24 February 1999 New publication and Press Release:
Public disclosure of trading and derivatives activities of banks and securities firms (consultative paper)
19 February 1999 New publication and Press Release:
Supervision of Financial Conglomerates (final documents)
11 February 1999 New central bank link:
Central Bank of Jordan
9 February 1999 New publication
Statistics on Payment Systems in the Group of Ten Countries: Figures for 1997
8 February 1999 Press releases:
New President of the BIS;
Committee on the Global Financial System Mandate;
IAIS/OECD Insurance Supervisory Seminar for Asian Countries
28 January 1999 Press statement and new publications
Banks' Interactions with Highly Leveraged Institutions;
Sound Practices for Banks' Interactions with Highly Leveraged Institutions
18 January 1999 New release:
Statistics on External Indebtedness (BIS/OECD)
8 January 1999 Press releases:
Joint Year 2000 Council identifies Year 2000 action plans for the financial market's private and public sectors;
Central Bank Governors to meet at the BIS Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific;
Schedule of the regular meetings
8 January 1999 New central bank link:
Bulgarian National Bank