OECS Finance Ministers Meet in St. Kitts

Governor of the ECCB Sir K Dwight Venner is expected to present a report on Monetary and Credit Conditions in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).

The ECCB Governor will also report on the discussion on the minimum savings deposit rate, which is the lowest interest rate banks can offer on regular savings, and the Central Bank’s discount rate, which is the rate at which the ECCB lends to commercial banks and ECCB member governments.

The report will also examine price developments in the ECCU; financial sector stability issues; and the ECCU agenda for stabilisation and growth in the context of the OECS Economic Union.SirDwightVenner

During the meeting the Council Members will also receive and discuss other reports including an update on the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), which was established to restructure and provide financial support to financial institutions which operate within the ECCU.

Following the meeting, Premier Meade of Montserrat, in his capacity as chairman, will present the Communiqué, and along with the other Members of the Council, field questions from media representatives in St. Kitts and Nevis.

The Monetary Council is the highest decision making authority of the ECCB and comprises the eight Ministers for Finance from the ECCB member countries.

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