Leila Matroos-Lasten: Reinventing central banking - supporting inclusive growth and financial innovation

Opening remarks by Mrs Leila Matroos-Lasten, Acting President of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, during the second of the third CBCS Central Banking Conference, Willemstad, 7 June 2019.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
20 August 2019

Excellencies, distinguished guests,

Ladies and gentlemen, good morning.

Welcome to the second day of the third Central Banking Conference of the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS). On behalf of the board of directors of the CBCS, also today I would like to extend a special, heartfelt thank you to the speakers who graciously accepted our invitation.

During yesterday's program, we discussed the concept of inclusive growth. Ms. Henriquez of the CBCS kicked-off the program with an overview of indicators beyond the GDP for inclusive growth, while Mr. Ivanyna of the IMF and Mrs. Grenade of the Caribbean Development Bank focused on the development of inclusive policy frameworks and the impact of such policies on our communities' well-being.

Mr. Kanz from the WorldBank discussed household over-indebtedness and the policies and actions that can be undertaken in this area. Additionally, the program featured a presentation on the determinants of growth in the Caribbean by Ms. Dare and Ms. Hieroms of the CBCS. Finally, given the continuous risk of financial instability, Mr. Campos Cuevas of the ASBA shared some insights on resolution regimes, while the governor of the Central