Bank of Papua New Guinea

Bank of Papua New Guinea

Infobox Central bank
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headquarters = Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
bank_of = Papua New Guinea
currency = Papua New Guinean kina
currency_iso = PGK
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The Bank of Papua New Guinea is the central bank of Papua New Guinea.

Constitutional Authority

Central Banking Act 1973

The Bank of Papua New Guinea was established by the Act of Parliament (Central Banking Act, 1973) which defines its powers and functions:

"The Central Bank shall, within the limits of its powers, ensure that its monetary and banking policy is directed to the greatest advantage to the people of Papua New Guinea, and direct its efforts to promoting monetary stability and a sound and efficient financial structure."(Central Banking Act, 1973)

Previously to Papua New Guinea's independence, the central bank was a branch of the Reserve Bank of Australia, then the colonial power.

Central Banking Act 2000

The purpose of the Central Banking Act 2000 was to:

#Amend and consolidate the laws establishing the Bank of Papua New Guinea as the central Bank, and to define its objectives and functions;
#Confer upon the Bank of Papua New Guinea certain functions and powers including formulation and implementation of monetary policies and regulation of the financial system;
#Make provision for and regulate Papua New Guinea currency; and
#Make provisions in respect of foreign exchange and international reserves

Functions of the bank

Bank of Papua New Guinea's main function is to issue currency and to act as the banker and financial agent to the Government. It is also in charge of regulating banking and other financial services and manages the gold, foreign exchange and any other international reserves of Papua New Guinea.

ee also

* Papua New Guinean kina
* Economy of Papua New Guinea

External links

* [ Official site: Bank of Papua New Guinea]

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