Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)

Banque centrale des Caraïbes orientales

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History

1 Oct 1983, on the signing of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agreement by representatives of the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent-Grenadines, 5 July 1983. Took over activities of East Caribbean Currency Authority (ECCA) -- Autorité monétaire des Caraïbes orientales, set up 18 Jan 1965, on signing of East Caribbean Currency Agreement, by representatives of the Governments of Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Montserrat, St Kitts-Nevis, Anguilla, St Lucia and St Vincent. An Amendment was signed, Nov 1973, permitting the withdrawal of Barbados, effective 31 Mar 1974. This Authority succeeded British Caribbean Currency Board (BCCB), formed in 1950; and was also referred to as East Caribbean Monetary Authority.

Aims

Maintain stability the Eastern Caribbean currency and the integrity of the banking system.

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Activities

Functions: note issuing powers; services to Governments; services to commercial banks; services to the community at large. Policy areas: monetary stability; financial stability; money and credit; money and capital market development; economic development. Area covered by ECCB is the East Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 8 countries
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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Banking

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

F0488

Last News Received

26. Jul 2018
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