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Maintaining Aggregate Fiscal Discipline and Sustainability

COMESA Monetary Institute (CMI) in collaboration with the IMF Regional Technical Assistance Centers for Eastern and Southern Africa (AFRITACs East and South), organized a workshop on “Medium –Term Fiscal Frameworks and Fiscal Risks” in Johannesburg South Africa, 10 – 14 September 2018. The objectives of Medium Term Fiscal Frameworks (MTFFs) are to ensure that target path for a country of …

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Manual on Analysis of Monetary transmission Mechanism Adopted

Central Banks in the COMESA region have adopted the use of the manual on analysis of monetary transmission mechanism using the time series data. The COMESA Monetary Institute (CMI) recently held a workshop in Nairobi Kenya from 7th – 11th May 2018, for Central Banks to discuss and validate the Manual which seeks to equip users with skills on modelling …

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Monetary Integration is achievable – Central Bank chiefs

Governors of Central Banks and representatives from eleven COMESA countries have reiterated that achieving monetary integration is possible and it will be enabled if Member countries have larger and deeper financial markets. Other factors such as having more competitive banking sectors, stronger institutional and regulatory environment and more transparent central banks also need to be in place. The Bank chiefs …

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Governors Lobby for Regional Payment System to Facilitate Intra-COMESA Trade

The bureau of the COMESA Committee of Governors of Central Banks has urges all member Central Banks to sensitize stakeholders to promote use of the Regional Payment and Settlement System (REPSS). The REPSS is a Multilateral Netting System with end-of-day settlement in a single currency in a multicurrency environment. At the 38th meeting of the Bureau of the COMESA Committee …

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CMI, MS have Completed Studies to Improve Macroeconomic Management

Three studies aimed at improving macroeconomic management in COMESA Member Countries have been completed. The studies were conducted by Member Central Banks and the COMESA Monetary Institute (CMI). They covered modelling and forecasting inflation dynamics; modelling the spill-over effects of volatility in international commodity prices on financial stability and assessing, using panel data analysis banks’ lending channel of monetary transmission …

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