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January 28, 2002

Bank of Canada Governor reviews key developments of last year

The Governor highlighted the global slowdown as the major economic challenge of the past year. But he said that there were also key changes within the Bank of Canada related to the implementation of monetary policy. In particular, he spoke of the success of the Bank's new system of eight fixed dates per year for announcing interest rate decisions. He also set out in detail the process that leads to those decisions.
Content Type(s): Press, Press releases
January 18, 2002

Bank of Canada Review - Winter 2001–2002

BoC Review - Winter 2001-2002

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Byzantine 40-Nummi Piece

The 40-nummi piece was the largest and heaviest copper coin minted under Justinian. About the size of an old Canadian silver dollar, it weighs 22.76 grams. It was struck in Constantinople (now Istanbul), the capital of the Byzantine Empire and is part of the National Currency Collection, Bank of Canada.

Photography by James Zagon, Ottawa.

January 5, 2002

Inflation Targeting in Canada: Experience and Lessons

Remarks David Dodge Central Bank Governor's Panel on Inflation Targeting at a joint session of The American Economic Association and the North American Economics and Finance Association Atlanta, Georgia
In the 1970s and 1980s we found - in common with many other countries - that high and variable rates of inflation created a lot of economic damage. And it took a long time and a lot of work with various monetary policy frameworks before we got back on track.
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