Media Release Foreign Exchange Swap with Bank of Papua New Guinea

Following a request from the Australian Government, the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia has agreed to provide short-term bridging finance to the Bank of Papua New Guinea, pending negotiations between the Papua New Guinea Government and the International Monetary Fund regarding a Stand-by Arrangement.

As noted in today's press release by the Acting Treasurer, the facility will be for an amount equivalent to US$80 million. The Reserve Bank will make the funds available in the form of a foreign exchange swap involving Australian dollars against PNG kina.


Mr R Battellino
Assistant Governor (Financial Markets)
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Manager, Information Office
Reserve Bank of Australia
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