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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 ... Read More »

Manual on modelling and forecasting volatility in financial markets Validated

COMESA Monetary Institute has developed a manual for modelling and forecasting volatility in financial markets. The manual which has now been validated will serve as a knowledge product to provide member States’ Central Banks with an analytical guide in modeling and forecasting volatility in financial markets within a multivariate framework. The development of the manual follows a decision by the ... Read More »

Training Member States on Stress-Testing their Financial Systems

The COMESA Monetary Institute is training member states on Practical Application of stress testing methods to the financial system for Central Banks. The first nine countries comprising the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe went through the training on 18 to 21 July 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. Stress testing helps in identifying possible ... Read More »

CMI conducts training on Panel Data Econometrics

The COMESA Monetary Institute (CMI) has conducted training on “Advanced Panel Data Analysis with special application on channels of monetary transmission mechanism and interest rate spread. The overall objective of the training conducted from 30th May to 3rd June, 2016 in Nairobi Kenya was to equip the participants with the required panel data analysis skills to be able to carry ... Read More »

Bank of England collaborating with CMI to build capacity of regional banks

The COMESA Monetary Institute (CMI) is collaborating with the Centre for Central Banking Studies of the Bank of England to train staff from Central Banks in COMESA Member States. The latest training programme was on Advanced Training on Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting that was conducted from 25th to 29th April, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the second year that ... Read More »

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