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RBA Glossary definition for central bank

central bank – A non-commercial bank, which may or may not be independent of government, which has some or all of the following functions: conduct monetary policy; oversee the stability of the financial system; issue currency notes; act as banker to the government; supervise financial institutions and regulate payments systems.

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The Reserve Bank's Collateral Framework

7 Dec 2017 Bulletin – December 2017
Yasaman Naghiloo and David Olivan
The Reserve Bank, like other central banks, holds collateral to reduce the risk of financial loss in its domestic market operations. The Reserve Bank's collateral framework sets out how the diverse portfolio of collateral assets is managed and

The Central Bank's First Economist

9 Dec 2021 Bulletin – December 2021
Selwyn Cornish
In 1930, when officials from the Bank of England came to Australia to assist Australian governments with their budgetary problems, they found that the original Commonwealth Bank, then Australia’s central bank, did not have an economist on its

The Financial Stability Role of Central Banks

1 May 2013 Speech
Malcolm Edey
Address delivered by Malcolm Edey, Assistant Governor (Financial System), to the Thomson Reuters Regulatory Summit, Sydney

Central Bank Market Operations

28 Aug 2007 Speech
Ric Battellino
Speech by Ric Battellino to Retail Financial Services Forum, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

New Financial Stability Governance and Central Banks | Conference – 2017

16 Mar 2017 Conferences
Rochelle Edge and Nellie Liang
RBA Annual Conference – 2017 New Financial Stability Governance and Central Banks Rochelle Edge and Nellie Liang. ... Union (EU) countries, although he considers this question in the context of a much broader index of ‘central bank involvement in

Discussion on Can Central Bank Transparency Go Too Far? | Conference – 2004

9 Aug 2004 Conferences
Now suppose we pick three arbitrary central bankscentral bank A, central bank B and central bank C. ... Transparency had since increased significantly, bringing most central banks to a point somewhere in the vicinity of central bank ‘B’, at the

The International Environment

5 May 2023 SMP – May 2023
The International Environment | Statement on Monetary Policy – May 2023

International Financial Cooperation

17 Oct 2019 RBA Annual Report – 2019
The Reserve Bank is one of 60 central banks holding shares in the BIS. ... As in previous years, the Reserve Bank hosted a number of overseas visitors, predominantly from foreign central banks.

The Central Bank and the Payment System

12 Oct 2006 Speech
Philip Lowe
Remarks by Philip Lowe to Panel Session ‘Central Banks Initiating Change - Different Means for Different Ends-’, SIBOS 2006, Sydney

Box B: US Dollar Swap Arrangements between Central Banks

4 Dec 2011 SMP - November 2008 PDF 107KB