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Central Banks Around the World

Central banks are responsible for implementing their country's monetary policy and for the issuing of the domestic currency...CENTRAL BANKS AND WEBSITES

 A central bank is an institution providing financial stability for the economy. Central banks are responsible for implementing their country's monetary policy by adjusting the level of interest rates.

  • Central banks adjust the level of interest rates to achieve price stability and high employment in the economy
  • Most major central banks target a 2-3% annual inflation rate

Responsibilities & Policies

□ Central banks are responsible for overseeing the domestic monetary system and regulating the domestic financial sector

□ Central banks control the money supply in the domestic market by adjusting the level of interest rates

□ Central banks are responsible for implementing the nation's monetary policy by easing or tightening the level of liquidity in the credit market

□ Central banks set the rules for the domestic banking industry, such for example the amount of cash reserves banks are required to maintain in their balance sheet

□ Central banks can provide financing for troubled financial institutions in order to stabilize the domestic financial market

Table: Monetary Authorities and their Websites

A Central Bank Website
Afghanistan Bank of Afghanistan


Albania Bank of Albania htppss://www.bankofalbania.org/
Algeria Bank of Algeria htpps://www.bank-of-algeria.dz/
Angola National Bank of Angola htpps://www.bna.ao/
Argentina Central Bank of Argentina htpps://www.bcra.gob.ar/
Armenia Central Bank of Armenia htppss://www.cba.am
Aruba Central Bank of Aruba htpps://www.cbaruba.org
Australia Reserve Bank of Australia htpps://www.rba.gov.au/
Austria Austrian National Bank htppss://www.oenb.at/
Azerbaijan Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan htpps://www.cbar.az/
Bahamas Central Bank of The Bahamas htpps://www.centralbankbahamas.com/
Bahrain Central Bank of Bahrain htpps://www.cbb.gov.bh/
Bangladesh Bangladesh Bank htppss://www.bb.org.bd/
Barbados Central Bank of Barbados htpps://www.centralbank.org.bb/
Belarus National Bank of the Republic of Belarus htpps://www.nbrb.by/engl/
Belgium National Bank of Belgium htppss://www.nbb.be/en/language-picker
Belize Central Bank of Belize htppss://www.centralbank.org.bz/
Benin Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) htpps://www.bceao.int/
Bermuda Bermuda Monetary Authority htpps://www.bma.bm/
Bhutan Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan htpps://www.rma.org.bt/
Bolivia Central Bank of Bolivia htppss://www.bcb.gob.bo/
Bosnia and Herzegovina Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina htpps://www.cbbh.ba/?lang=en
Botswana Bank of Botswana htpps://www.bankofbotswana.bw/
Brazil Central Bank of Brazil htpps://www.bcb.gov.br/en
Brunei Darussalam Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam htpps://www.ambd.gov.bn/Home.aspx
Bulgaria Bulgarian National Bank htpps://www.bnb.bg/
Burkina Faso Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) htpps://www.bceao.int/
Burundi Bank of the Republic of Burundi htpps://www.brb.bi/
Cambodia National Bank of Cambodia htpps://www.nbc.org.kh/english/index.php
Cameroon Bank of Central African States htpps://www.beac.int
Canada Bank of Canada htpps://www.bankofcanada.ca/
Cape Verde Bank of Cape Verde htpps://www.bcv.cv
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Monetary Authority htpps://www.cimoney.com.ky
Central African Republic Bank of Central African States htpps://www.beac.int
Chad Bank of Central African States htpps://www.beac.int
Chile Central Bank of Chile htpps://www.bcentral.cl/en
China People's Bank of China htpps://www.pbc.gov.cn/english/
Colombia Bank of the Republic, Colombia htpps://www.banrep.gov.co/en
Congo Bank of Central African States htpps://www.beac.int
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Central Bank of Congo htpps://www.bcc.cd/
Costa Rica Central Bank of Costa Rica htpps://www.bccr.fi.cr/
Croatia Croatian National Bank htpps://www.hnb.hr
Cuba Central Bank of Cuba htpps://www.bc.gob.cu/english
Curaçao Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten htpps://www.centralbank.cw/
Cyprus Central Bank of Cyprus htpps://www.centralbank.gov.cy/
Czech Republic Czech National Bank htpps://www.cnb.cz/en
Denmark National Bank of Denmark (Danmarks Nationalbank) htpps://www.nationalbanken.dk/
Dominican Republic Central Bank of the Dominican Republic htpps://www.bancentral.gov.do/
Ecuador Central Bank of Ecuador htppss://www.bce.fin.ec/
Egypt Central Bank of Egypt htpps://www.cbe.org.eg/
El Salvador Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador htpps://www.bcr.gob.sv/esp/
Equatorial Guinea Bank of Central African States htpps://www.bcr.gob.sv/esp/
Estonia Bank of Estonia htpps://www.eestipank.ee/en
Ethiopia National Bank of Ethiopia htpps://www.nbe.gov.et/
Euro area European Central Bank htpps://www.ecb.europa.eu
Fiji Reserve Bank of Fiji htpps://www.rbf.gov.fj/
Finland Bank of Finland htpps://www.suomenpankki.fi/en
France Bank of France htppss://www.banque-france.fr/en
Gabon Bank of Central African States htppss://www.beac.int/
Gambia, The Central Bank of The Gambia htpps://www.cbg.gm/
Georgia National Bank of Georgia htppss://www.nbg.gov.ge
Germany Deutsche Bundesbank htpps://www.bundesbank.de/
Ghana Bank of Ghana htppss://www.bog.gov.gh/
Greece Bank of Greece htpps://www.bankofgreece.gr/
Guatemala Bank of Guatemala htpps://www.banguat.gob.gt/
Guinea Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea htpps://www.waba-abao.org/
Guinea-Bissau Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) htpps://www.bceao.int/
Guyana Bank of Guyana htppss://www.bankofguyana.org.gy/bog/
Haiti Bank of the Republic of Haiti htpps://www.hkma.gov.hk/eng
Honduras Central Bank of Honduras htpps://www.bch.hn/
Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong Monetary Authority htpps://www.brh.net/
Hungary Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary) htpps://www.mnb.hu/en
Iceland Central Bank of Iceland htpps://www.sedlabanki.is/
India Reserve Bank of India htppss://www.rbi.org.in
Indonesia Bank Indonesia htpps://www.bi.go.id/en/Default.aspx
Iran The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran htpps://www.cbi.ir/
Iraq Central Bank of Iraq htpps://www.cbi.iq/
Ireland Central Bank of Ireland htpps://www.centralbank.ie/
Israel Bank of Israel htpps://www.boi.org.il/he/Pages/Default.aspx
Italy Bank of Italy htpps://www.bancaditalia.it/
Ivory Coast Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) htpps://www.bceao.int/
Jamaica Bank of Jamaica htpps://www.boj.org.jm/
Japan Bank of Japan htpps://www.boj.or.jp/en/
Jordan Central Bank of Jordan htpps://www.cbj.gov.jo/
Kazakhstan National Bank of Kazakhstan htpps://www.nationalbank.kz/
Kenya Central Bank of Kenya htppss://www.centralbank.go.ke/
Korea, Republic of Bank of Korea htpps://eng.bok.or.kr/eng
Kosovo Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo htpps://www.bqk-kos.org/
Kuwait Central Bank of Kuwait htpps://www.cbk.gov.kw/en/
Kyrgyzstan National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic htpps://www.nbkr.kg/
Lao People's Democratic Republic Bank of the Lao PDR htpps://www.bol.gov.la/english/
Latvia Bank of Latvia htppss://www.bank.lv/
Lebanon Central Bank of Lebanon htpps://www.bdl.gov.lb/
Lesotho Central Bank of Lesotho htpps://www.centralbank.org.ls/
Liberia Central Bank of Liberia htppss://cbl.org.lr/
Libya Central Bank of Libya htppss://cbl.gov.ly/eg/
Lithuania Bank of Lithuania htpps://www.lb.lt/
Luxembourg Central Bank of Luxembourg htpps://www.bcl.lu/
Macao SAR Monetary Authority of Macao htppss://www.centralbankmalta.org/
Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of (FYROM) National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) htpps://www.nbrm.mk/
Madagascar Central Bank of Madagascar htpps://www.banque-centrale.mg/
Malawi Reserve Bank of Malawi htpps://www.rbm.mw/
Malaysia Central Bank of Malaysia htpps://www.bnm.gov.my/
Maldives Maldives Monetary Authority htpps://www.mma.gov.mv/
Mali Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) htpps://www.bceao.int/
Malta Central Bank of Malta htpps://www.amcm.gov.mo/
Mauritius Bank of Mauritius htpps://www.bom.mu/
Mexico Bank of Mexico htpps://www.banxico.org.mx/
Moldova, Republic of National Bank of Moldova htpps://www.bnm.org/en
Mongolia Bank of Mongolia htppss://www.mongolbank.mn/
Montenegro Central Bank of Montenegro htpps://www.cb-cg.org/eng/
Morocco Central Bank of Morocco htpps://www.bkam.ma/
Mozambique Bank of Mozambique htpps://www.bancomoc.mz/
Myanmar Central Bank of Myanmar htpps://www.cbm.gov.mm/
Namibia Bank of Namibia htppss://www.bon.com.na/
Nepal Central Bank of Nepal htpps://www.nrb.org.np/
Netherlands Netherlands Bank htpps://www.dnb.nl/en
New Zealand Reserve Bank of New Zealand htpps://www.rbnz.govt.nz/
Nicaragua Central Bank of Nicaragua htpps://www.bcn.gob.ni/
Niger Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) htpps://www.bceao.int/
Nigeria Central Bank of Nigeria htpps://www.cbn.gov.ng/
Norway Central Bank of Norway (Norges Bank) htpps://www.norges-bank.no/
Oman Central Bank of Oman htpps://www.cbo.gov.om/
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Eastern Caribbean Central Bank htpps://www.eccb-centralbank.org/
Pakistan State Bank of Pakistan htpps://www.sbp.org.pk/
Palestine Palestine Monetary Authority htpps://www.pma.ps/
Papua New Guinea Bank of Papua New Guinea htpps://www.bankpng.gov.pg/
Paraguay Central Bank of Paraguay htppss://www.bcp.gov.py/
Peru Central Reserve Bank of Peru htpps://www.bcrp.gob.pe/
Philippines Central Bank of the Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) htpps://www.bsp.gov.ph/
Poland National Bank of Poland htpps://www.nbp.pl/
Portugal Bank of Portugal htpps://www.bportugal.pt/
Qatar Qatar Central Bank htpps://www.qcb.gov.qa/
Romania National Bank of Romania htpps://www.bnro.ro/
Russian Federation Central Bank of the Russian Federation htpps://www.cbr.ru/eng/
Rwanda National Bank of Rwanda htpps://www.bnr.rw/
Samoa Central Bank of Samoa htpps://cbs.gov.ws/
San Marino Central Bank of the Republic of San Marino htpps://www.bcsm.sm/
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency htpps://www.sama.gov.sa/
Senegal Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) htpps://www.bceao.int/
Serbia National Bank of Serbia htpps://www.nbs.rs
Seychelles Central Bank of Seychelles htpps://www.cbs.sc/
Sierra Leone Bank of Sierra Leone htpps://www.bsl.gov.sl/
Singapore Monetary Authority of Singapore htpps://www.mas.gov.sg/
Slovakia National Bank of Slovakia htpps://www.nbs.sk/en/home
Slovenia Bank of Slovenia htpps://www.bsi.si/en/
Solomon Islands Central Bank of Solomon Islands htpps://www.cbsi.com.sb/
South Africa South African Reserve Bank htpps://www.resbank.co.za/
Spain Bank of Spain htpps://www.bde.es/bde/en/
Sri Lanka Central Bank of Sri Lanka htpps://www.cbsl.gov.lk/
Sudan Bank of Sudan htpps://www.cbos.gov.sd/en
Suriname Central Bank of Suriname htppss://www.cbvs.sr/
Swaziland The Central Bank of Swaziland htpps://www.centralbank.org.sz/
Sweden Sveriges Riksbank htpps://www.riksbank.se/en/
Switzerland Swiss National Bank htpps://www.snb.ch/en/
Syria Central Bank of Syria htppss://www.banquecentrale.gov.sy/
Tajikistan National Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan htpps://nbt.tj/tj/
Tanzania, United Republic of Bank of Tanzania htpps://www.bot-tz.org/
Thailand Bank of Thailand htppss://www.bot.or.th
Togo Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) htpps://www.bceao.int/
Tonga National Reserve Bank of Tonga htpps://www.reservebank.to/
Trinidad and Tobago Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago htpps://www.central-bank.org.tt/
Tunisia Central Bank of Tunisia htpps://www.bct.gov.tn/
Turkey Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey htpps://www.tcmb.gov.tr/
Turkmenistan Central Bank of Turkmenistan htpps://www.cbt.tm/
Uganda Bank of Uganda htppss://www.bou.or.ug/
Ukraine National Bank of Ukraine htpps://www.bank.gov.ua/
United Arab Emirates Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates htpps://www.centralbank.ae/en/
United Kingdom Bank of England htpps://www.bankofengland.co.uk/
United States Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System htpps://www.federalreserve.gov/
Uruguay Central Bank of Uruguay htpps://www.bcu.gub.uy/
Uzbekistan Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan htpps://www.cbu.uz/uzc/
Vanuatu Reserve Bank of Vanuatu htpps://www.rbv.gov.vu/
Venezuela Central Bank of Venezuela htpps://www.bcv.org.ve/
Vietnam State Bank of Vietnam htpps://www.sbv.gov.vn/
Yemen Central Bank of Yemen htpps://www.centralbank.gov.ye/
Zambia Bank of Zambia htpps://www.boz.zm/
Zimbabwe Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe htpps://www.rbz.co.zw/


Central Banks Around the World