Bank for International Settlements

What is Bank for International Settlements

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international financial institution that acts as a bank for central banks and provides them and other financial supervisory authorities with a platform to exchange information and improve cooperation. 

What are BIS Responsibilities

  • supports cooperation between policymakers for banks
  • provides stakeholders with insight into financial developments and their impact on central banks
  • develops regulatory standards for banks
  • analyses issues relating to financial markets and systems, as well as the design and operation of central banks

BIS Publications

  • Annual Economic Report
    • provides a review of the global economy and expands on policy improvements
  • Quarterly Reviews
    • outlines advancements in international banking and financial markets
  • Bulletins
    • examine and provide insight into events affecting the larger economy
  • Working Papers
    • focus on events affecting the economy 
  • Reports issued by the Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS)
    • focus on topics such as “international banking, financial crises, financial statistics, foreign direct investment, stress testing, risk management, credit risk transfer, systemic risk, derivatives, market infrastructure, market liquidity, monetary policy, and disclosure practices”

BIS Virtual asset related reports: 

BIS Updates

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