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Communiqué of the 94th Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Friday
October
11
2019
by
ECCB

The Ninety-Fourth Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) was held at the ECCB Headquarters, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, on 11 October 2019 via videoconference, under the Chairmanship of Dr The Right…

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Top Performers of Inaugural ECCB/RSS ARU Creative Youth Competition Hail from Six ECCB Member Countries
Friday
September
13
2019
by
ECCB

13 September 2019, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – Students from six ECCB member countries emerged as the top performers in the Inaugural Creative Youth Competition sponsored and hosted by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Regional…

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ECCB Approves Republic Financial Holding Limited’s Application to Acquire Bank of Nova Scotia Operations in Most ECCB Member Countries
Saturday
September
7
2019
by
ECCB

7 September 2019, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), in consultation with the ECCB Monetary Council, has approved the application for the transfer of the assets and liabilities of the Bank of Nova Scotia…

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EC Polymer Notes in Circulation in all ECCB Member Countries
Wednesday
September
4
2019
by
ECCB

4 September 2019, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is reminding the public that it has issued a new family of EC notes made from polymer.


Polymer is a thin, flexible and transparent plastic film made from a…

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Call for Papers - 51st Annual Monetary Studies Conference
Thursday
August
22
2019
by
ECCB

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, in conjunction with the Caribbean Economic Research Team (CERT), will host the 51st Annual Monetary Studies Conference. The conference will be held over the period Tuesday, November 19 to Thursday, November 21,…

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ECCB Launches ECCU Public Debt and Market Information Web Portal
Thursday
July
25
2019
by
ECCB

 


25 July 2019, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) launched the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) Public Debt and Market Information Web Portal during a regional media conference held on 23 July at the…

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ECCB Records Third Consecutive Year of Profit
Friday
June
28
2019
by
ECCB

 


Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, 28 June 2019 - The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has recorded a net profit of $32.7 million for the 2018-2019 financial year.


This third consecutive year of profit exceeds last year’s profit by $21.9 million…

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ECCB Commissions Evaluation of its Communication, Public Education and Community Outreach Programmes
Tuesday
June
25
2019
by
ECCB

 


25 June 2019, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis - The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has engaged the services of a marketing and strategic communication firm to conduct an assessment of its communication, public education and community…

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Inaugural OECS/ECCB International Netball Series
Friday
June
14
2019
by
ECCB

 


14 June 2019, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – Five netball teams from across the OECS will compete for the first Gloria Ballantyne Championship Trophy in the inaugural OECS/ECCB International Netball Series, which will be held in St Vincent and…

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Governor Antoine's Statement at Launch of EC Polymer Notes
Wednesday
May
29
2019
by
ECCB

 


"Fellow citizens and residents of the ECCU, your new notes are considerably better hence the tagline of our public education campaign: cleaner, safer, stronger.  Moreover, they are aesthetically pleasing.  Above all, they are a symbol of regional…

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It’s Coming…The New Family of EC Polymer Notes
Wednesday
April
17
2019
by
ECCB

The ECCB will put EC polymer banknotes into circulation in June 2019 commencing with the new $50, followed by the $100, $20 and $10 in August/September and the $5 in 2020. 


Paper and polymer banknotes will be in circulation at the same time. That…

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Governor Antoine Addresses the ECCU Media on Launch of FinTech Pilot Project
Wednesday
March
13
2019
by
ECCB

Introduction


I wish to commence this media conference by welcoming all members of the media assembled both physically and virtually. I also welcome Rawdon Adams, the CEO of Bitt Inc, ECCB’s partner for this fintech pilot.


I recognise and thank all…

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ECCB to Issue World’s First Blockchain-based Digital Currency
Wednesday
March
6
2019
by
ECCB

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt Inc. (Bitt) have signed a contract to conduct a blockchain-issued Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).


Th…

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ECCU Residents Diversify Financial Assets through Investments in Government Securities
Tuesday
March
5
2019
by
ECCB

5 March 2019, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – Member governments of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) raised $1.3 billion on the Regional Government Securities Market (RGSM) in 2018 representing a 4.4 per cent increase over 2017.


The…

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Communique of the 93rd Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Friday
February
15
2019
by
ECCB

The Ninety-Third Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) was held at the ECCB Headquarters, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, on 15 February 2019, under the chairmanship of Dr The Right Honourable Keith Mitchell.


Mo…

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