Other publications - Before 1997

Date Titles
May 1997

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

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

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

Apr 1994

Apr 1993

Apr 1991

Jun 1989

Jul 1966

May 1965

May 1964