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Announcement of the supply AST & PCR 11/5/2014

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The Central Bank of Yemen has published the announcement of the supply implementation and support for Automated Transfer System (ATS), Central Security Depositary (CSD) and Public Credit Registry (PCR) for more details see the link below
 
CBY BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVED THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012 7/5/2013

The Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Yemen in its fifth meeting for the year 2013 on 07 May 2013 discussed  and  approved   the financial statements and the profit / loss account for the fiscal year 2012 .

Central Bank of Yemen has approved today to reduce the base interest rate to 15% 7/2/2013

Central Bank of Yemen has approved today to reduce the base interest rate from 18% to 15% in the light of the positive developments of the economic indicators in Yemen.


The Governor Met the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury .Bin Humam Stressed the Importance of Directing Help to Revive the Economic Activities in Yemen 7/6/2012
The Governor Met the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury .Bin Humam Stressed the Importance of Directing Help to Revive the Economic Activities in Yemen
 
 Mr. Mohammed Bin Humam, governor of CBY, met the delegation of the assistant secretary of the U.S. treasury . The governor discussed economic and financial developments that took place in Yemen during the last two years and the effects of the political crisis on the economic indicators of the country.
Yemen confirms the improvement of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing combating system 22/1/2011

The Governor of Central Bank of Yemen Mohammed Awad Bin Hammam assures that Yemen is making significant efforts to improve the systems of combating money laundering and terrorist financing, including a special law for AML and its implementing regulations.

The monetary and fiscal system have witnessed an improvement in 2010 and expectations that year 2011 will be much better . 20/1/2011
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Yemen’s Central Bank Governor Mohamed Awad bin Hammam comments on an intereview with bloomberg that  country’s lending rate and the economy. The Central Bank Governor spoke late yesterday in an interview in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital.
The result of selling treasury bills No.(671)for period (91) days , (182)days and (364) days 13/1/2011

On Thursday dated 13/jan/2011 at Central Bank of Yemen analysis bids for buying Treasury bills for auction No. (671) . The total value of the auction for the different period was 27 billions Yemeni riyals distributed among the three periods 91,182,360 at rates 22.93%,22.93%,22.81% respectively .

The result of selling treasury bills No.(669)for period (91) days , (182)days and (364) days 1/1/2011

On Thursday dated 31/DEC/2010 at Central Bank of Yemen analysis bids for buying Treasury bills for auction No. (669) . The total value of the auction for the different period was 62 billions Yemeni riyals distributed among the three periods 90,182,360 at rates 22.98%,22.98%,22.98% respectively .

The Governor participate in the second annual meeting of the Board of the Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences 10/12/2010

Returned to Sana’a today from Amman ; Governor of Yemen Central Bank ; Mr. Mohammed Awad bin Hammam, after his participating in the second annual meeting of the Board of the Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences

The result of selling treasury bills No.(666)for period (91) days , (182)days and (364) days 9/12/2010

 On Thursday dated 9/DEC/2010 at Central Bank of Yemen analysis bids for buying Treasury bills for auction No.(666)

The result of selling treasury bills No.(665)for period (91) days , (182)days and (364) days 2/12/2010

 

The result of selling treasury bills No.(664)for period (91) days , (182)days and (364) days 25/11/2010

 

Yemen participates in Arab Banking Conference in Beirut 24/11/2010
Yemen is participating in the Annual Arab Banking Conference for 2010 on Thursday in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.
During his departure, vice governor of Central Bank of Yemen (CBY) Mohammed al-Rubidi said the three-day conference would discuss the role of Arab banks in the light of the current financial crisis
YEMEN RANKED THE TWENTY – SEVENTH INTERNAIONALLY AND THE FIRST PLACE AMONG ARAB WORLD IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FOR MICRIFINANCE 13/11/2010

 With regard to the great efforts made by the Central Bank of Yemen with the relevant authorities in Yemen and in coordination with Social Fund Development, German Society for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in supporting the microfinance industry in Yemen through preparation of the draft law of microfinance banks no. (15) For the year 2009 as well as the issuance of the regulations and administrative procedures that organize the microfinance banks work in the resolution no. (12) For the year 2010.

The result of selling treasury bills No.(663)for period (91) days , (182)days and (364) days 11/11/2010

On Thursday dated 11/NOV/2010 at Central Bank of Yemen analysis bids for buying Treasury bills for auction No. (663) . The total value of the auction for the different period was 58,71 billions Yemeni riyals distributed as follow :

IMF Statement at the Conclusion of Visit to Yemen 8/11/2010

Mr. Masood Ahmed, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the International Monetary Fund, visited Sana’a on November 7, 2010. During his visit, Mr. Ahmed met with Prime Minister Mujawar, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Al-Arhabi, Finance Minister Alsuhaibi, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Yemen Ben Humam, and held meetings with members of the diplomatic and donor communities.

At the conclusion of his visit, Mr. Ahmed made the following statement:

The result of selling treasury bills No.(662)for period (91) days , (182)days and (364) days 6/11/2010

On Thursday dated 04/NOV/2010 at Central Bank of Yemen analysis bids for buying Treasury bills for auction No. (662) . The total value of the auction for the different period was 37.92 billions Yemeni riyals distributed as follow :

Islamic banks represent 33% of the total assets of the banking system in Yemen 30/10/2010

“Despite the novelty of Islamic bank in Yemen; it has shown a remarkable development in their activities. Islamic banks represent 33% of the total assets of the banking system in Yemen “said Mr. Bin hammam; the Governor of Central Bank of Yemen; during the inauguration day for the training course legal auditing from Islamic prospective which organized by financial studies institute in cooperation and support of the Islamic Institute For Research And Training . < Detail in Arabic>

GOVERNOR RETURNED BACK AFTER ATTENDING WB & IMF ANNUAL CONFRENCE 25/10/2010

The Governor of the Central Bank of Yemen; Mr. Mohammed bin hammam ; returned back after his contribution in the annual conference of world bank and international monetary fund . Mr. Ibrahim Alnahari ; Sub Governor Of Foreign Operations Sector ; and Mr. Omar Bazara Director of Payment System also attended the conference.

In the framework of corporations between the cby and other international organization ; the cby have met a mission from METAC in which focus on training the staff of the banking supervision sector especially in bank monitoring and inspection aspects .

The cby also met the mission of IMF specialize in The Debt Management & Financial Analysis System (DMFAS) . During the visit the mission have viewed the development in the loan and grant department as well as the public debt department

yemen central bank will not hesitate to cover market needs of foreign currency when its needed 26/5/2010
* Inflation seen at 8 pct in 2010, 2011
* Yemen central bank reserves at $6.1 bln vs $7.0 bln a year ago
* To hold interest rate steady at 20 pct for now
 
  Yemen's central bank will not hesitate to intervene again should there be a repeat of a recent tumble in the Yemeni rial, caused by the country's security troubles hurting sentiment, the governor said on Tuesday.

The bank has injected some $850 million -- around 15 percent of its reserves -- into the market in 2010 to support the impoverished Arab country's currency, which has fallen by about 8 percent against the dollar since the start of the year.

New CBY vice governor appointed 27/4/2010

SANA'A, April 27. A republican decree No. 87/2010 was issued on Tuesday. The decree stated appointment of Prof. Mohammed al-Rubidi as a vice governor of Central Bank of Yemen (CBY).

Decrees appointing new CBY governor, Shura member 21/4/2010

The republican decree No. (78) for 2010 was issued on Wednesday appointing Mohammed Awadh bin Hamam as a governor of Central Bank of Yemen (CBY).

The presidential decree No. (8) for 2010 was also issued assigning Ahmed Abdul-Rahman al-Samawi as a member of Shura Council.

Ministy of Finance Enhence its Capacity By using SWIFT and in Coordination with CBY 30/3/2010

The Ministry of Finance recently approved an electronic disbursement system that will be dedicated to disburse funds from loans and grants allocated by international donors. The new system, fully developed by a Yemeni team, is called Loans and Grants Management Information System (LGMIS).

During the annual meeting of the governor with commercial banks : Central Bank warns the banks from encouraging their customers to transfer their deposits from rial to foreign currency. 11/2/2010

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Ahmad Asamawi, Governor of CBY, warned the banks that encourage their customers to transfer their deposits from rial to dollar. He asserted in the annual meeting that was held by the bank on Thursday with the general managers of banks operating in Yemen that the bank would take procedures against the violating banks because this is going to affect the Yemeni economy .
While he praised the banks that finished rising their capitals to 6 billion rials , he warned the banks that did not finish this process that the Central Bank would take procedures against them according to the law.
THE CURRENCY NEWS MAGAZINE : YEMEN PROVIDES LAUNCH PAD FOR NEW FEATURES 6/2/2010
The Central Bank of Yemen has put a new mid-denomination 250 Rial into circulation, the first time a new note has been issued in the country for II sears. the note was designed and produced by Russian banknote printer and papermaker Goznak and, although traditional in design, contains a number of security features that are making their first appearance in a banknote.
 
Governor meets World Bank's mission 3/2/2010

Ahmad Alsamawi, the governor of the CBY, met with the World Bank's mission that supports the efforts of our country in applying the structural and institutional reforms headed by Andrew stone. During the meeting, they reviewed the existing relations with the Central Bank. The governor pointed out that the World Bank had a crucial role in supporting the reform efforts during the last period. He also confirmed that the CBY is ready to participate in the new program with the World Bank which focuses on strengthening and enhancing the latest development that was achieved and supported the CBY efforts in developing the Yemeni banking sector. Mr.Ibrahim Alnahari, Sub-Governor of External Operations and Research Sector, also attended the meeting.

Governor met the Regional Economic and Financial Consultant of the French Embassy in Emirates 3/2/2010

Mr. Ahmad Abdurahman Alsamawi, Governor of CBY, met Mr. Pier Morlova , the Regional Economic and Financial Consultant of the French Embassy in Emirates. During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral relations between the two countries. The governor reviewed the economic and financial developments in the Yemeni  and the developments in the banking sector in 2009 from the repercussions of the financial crisis. He asserted that the banking sector was not affected by the financial crisis; he revealed the big results of the crisis on the real sector in our country especially under the decrease of oil revenues which represent more than 90 % of Yemen exports and about 70% of the public treasury resources. The French consultant pointed out that France is ready to present financial and technical assistance to support the reform efforts in Yemen. also  Mr. Ibrahim Alnahari, Sub-Governor of External Operations and Research Sector, attended the meeting.

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Yemen 28/1/2010

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On January 8, 2010, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Yemen.

RESOLUTION NO.(1) FOR THE YEAR 2010 REGARDING INCREASING INTEREST RATE AT BANKS 17/1/2010

upon the recommendations of the monetary policy committee; the board decides to increase the minimum interest rate for saving deposit in riyal to be 12 % while leaving the interest rate for the other various kind of deposits to be determined by banks as long as not exceeding the minimum rate ceiling defined by the central bank of Yemen. Issued in this regards the resolution no (1) for the year 2010 by the Governor of Central Bank of Yemen.Download Hear.

IMF PRAISE THE DEVELOPMENT IN THE YEMENI BANKING SECTOR. 7/11/2009
The Assistant Director of the Middle East Department, International Monetary Fund, Alan MacArthur praise the positive developments of the banking sector in Yemen.
He confirm within his metting today in Sana’a with his Excellency Mr.Ahmed Alsamawi - the governor of central bank of Yemen ; the readiness of IMF to provide technical support to enhance the reformation in Yemeni banking sector .
 
The Central Bank of Yemen announces A new banknote, YR 250, to be put into circulation. 29/10/2009

It is a pleasure for the Central Bank of Yemen to announce to the public the following:

Pursuant to the Provisions of Article 24 of Law number 14 of the year 2000 relating to the Central Bank of Yemen, a new banknote of a denomination of YR 250 (two hundred fifty) with high specifications will be put into circulation starting on Saturday, November 14, 2009.
This new banknote shall be legal tender for payment of any amount and shall have the following specifications:
 

 

95% of Yemeni banks had complied with the central bank’s decision regarding raising their capitals. 27/10/2009

In a meeting with the delegation of international monetary fund headed by Todd Scheneider ; Mr. .Ahmed al-Samawi ; the governor of central bank of Yemen confirm that Yemeni banks was far a way from the direct impact of the global financial crisis due to the limited operations and activities with the financial market abroad.

He also states that 95% of all Yemeni banks have raised its capital to the required level by central bank. In addition to that ; he pointed out of the banks orientation toward issuing Islamic bonds and what has been done of this regards.

Shura council concludes its discussion regarding the foreign debt. 26/10/2009

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed al-Samawi ; the governor of central bank attend today the shura council headed by by its chairman mr. Abdul-Aziz abdul ghani to discuss the issues of foreign debt and the aid and foreign grant.

The governor assures that these loans and grants is been managed effectively with coordination between the central bank, ministry of finance and the ministry of planning.

The governor also pointed out that those foreign loans are being devoted for investment purpose not for financing government current spending. He also emphasize that government does not borrow at high rates

the central bank participate in the 33th meeting of the board of governors of Arab Central Banks 26/9/2009

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In a delegation headed by Mr.Ahmed al-Samawi – Governor of Central Bank of Yemen to Abu dhabi , the central bank participate in the 33th meeting of the board of governors of Arab Central Banks during the period 26-30 September 2009.

There are number of topics on the agenda specially the effects of global financial crisis and the steps that have been taken by Arab Countries to reduce its effects, in addition to that; the participants in the meeting will discuss the unified speech of Arab counties which will be presented during the annual meeting of IMF and WB for the year 2009.

Expectation of declining the volume of remittance received by Yemeni expatriate as a result of global financial crisis. 1/8/2009

By the beginning of August, central bank of Yemen will start implementation of a new mechanism for calculating the total Yemeni expatriate, including material

CBY SOLD $205 MILLION IN THE LOCAL EXCHANGE MARKET 29/7/2009

The central bank of Yemen yesterday sold in the local exchange rate market 205 million U.S. Dollar to meet the increasing demand for foreign currency to cover imports and as well as other foreign exchange needs in the market.

This intervention is consider the second this month and the fifth since the beginning of 2009. Worth mentioning; the aggregate interventions for this year up to yesterday has reached 676

international missions visit CBY within the mutual cooperation and praising the significant progress that CBY witnessed in the last decade 23/7/2009

In recent months, the Central Bank of Yemen(CBY) has witnessed intensive activities and notable efforts, in coordination with international financial organizations, which aimed to develop and streamline mechanisms of operations and systems of CBY in the areas of accounting and portfolio management to bring those to international standards. Efforts are also exerted to upgrade and strengthen the capacities CBY staff , especially those working in bank supervision sector and foreign operations sector. These activities come as part of achieving the contents of President Ali Abdullah Salah electoral program associated with the role of the bank in achieving the financial stability.

The Governor confirm on his opening address for the Forth Conference of the Banks and Islamic Financial Institutions that Yemen is witnessing a significant expansion in the area of Islamic banking 1/6/2009

The Governor, Mr. Ahmed Al-Samawi confirm in his opening address for the Fourth Conference of the Banks and Islamic Financial Institutions in Damascus that Yemen has been expanding in the area of Islamic banking in annual growth exceed the world growth rate estimated at 10-15 %.

He emphasizes on the role of the Islamic banking in achieving economic growth , he indicates that Islamic banking in Yemen represent 30 % of total asset of banking sector and 27% of total deposits.

Finally, he declare the seriousness of the CBY of creating new instrument that get along with the core of Islamic banking such as Islamic Sukuk . for more detail in arabic press <arabic>
RESOLUTION NO.(2) FOR THE YEAR 2009 REGARDING REDUCING INTEREST RATE AT BANKS 14/5/2009

The boards of director have met yesterday to review the last financial, economic and monetary developments. And approved the financial statements of the audited accounts of the Bank issued by an independent auditor for the ended fiscal year 31/12/2008.

The board also reviewed the last developments of the inflation rate in the domestic market. The data indicate that the inflation rate have reduced to less than 3 % at the end of March 2009 on an annual basis.

Within this framework and upon the recommendations of the monetary policy committee; the board decides to reduce the minimum interest rate for saving deposit in riyal to be 10 % while leaving the interest rate for the other various kind of deposits to be determined by banks as long as not exceeding the minimum rate ceiling defined by the central bank of Yemen. Issued in this regards the resolution no (2) for the year 2009 by the Governor of Central Bank of Yemen. Download Hear.

THE GOVERNOR CONFIRMED ON THE ROLE OF THE MICROFINANCE BANKS ON ECONOMIC GROWTH 12/5/2009

In A seminars organized by the center of studies and economic information and the banking magazine issued by CAC Bank , The Governor of the central bank of Yemen Mr. Ahmed Abdulrahman Al -samawi delivered a speech on the importance of the microfinance banks . He emphasized on the role of the microfinance banks in accelerating the economic growth and reducing the poverty and unemployment. He also confirms that the risk is limited in these microfinance banks since its loans are very small and the percentage of default is small if it its compared to commercial banks.

The Governor pointed out that Central Bank of Yemen have trained a team of employees specialized in monitoring microfinance banks in cooperation with the German GTZ.

In his final statements T he Governor shed some light on the recent development in the banking sector

Sponsored by the central bank governor – The Central Bank of Yemen honored 130 of its retired employees. 4/5/2009

Sponsored by his Excellency Mr. Ahmed Al-Samawi – Governor of central bank of Yemen, The Central Bank honored yesterday in Aden 130 of its retired employees from different governate . He confirm that those awarded employees are an ideal models of those really exist in Central Bank of Yemen . He emphasize on their role in achieving the goals of central bank while they were in duty which was characterized by tender, effort and sincerity.

His Excellency also give a lecture in Aden university about the global financial crisis and its impact on the Yemeni economy in particular and the recent development that recently witnessed in the banking sector . in addition to that , he demonstrate the actions and the procedures that have been done by the central bank in order to avoid any negative effect on our financial sector .FOR MORE DETAIL IN ARABIC PRESS <ARABIC>

THE GOVERNOR MET THE IMF MISSION 23/4/2009
 The Governor of Central Bank of Yemen, Ahmed Alsamawi have met with the IMF mission. The governor indicate to the fiscal reforms implemented by Yemen government in cooperation with its regional and international consultations in the framework of Article IV consultations.

During the meeting, the Governor reviewed the role of the Central Bank in achieving the stability of exchange rates and control of inflation rates . he also indicate to the last development in the banking sector . in addation to that he discussed the last global financial crisis and its impact on the Yemen economy
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The parliament approved the amendment of the law of Islamic banks and the new law microfinance banks. 22/3/2009

Chaired by parliament speaker Mr . Yahya Ali alraai , the parliament approved in his session today numbers of amendments regarding the law of Islamic banks and approved the new law of microfinance banks .

Regarding the Islamic banking law , the amendment confirm that Islamic banks have the right to establish companies in various areas as a complementary to the core of its activities and also could establish subsidaries or sharing in an existing companies or new companies provided that their activities should be in compliance with Islamic rules and regulation .

With regards to the microfinance law , it authorize microfinance banks to provide banking service to families, small businesses and smaller projects in the urban and rural sectors in the republic . the law assures the role of the microfinance banks in achieving more economic growth and more social stability since it allow an equal opportunities especially to the targeted categories in the society . in addition to that , microfinance banks will contribute in reducing unemployment and poverty by focusing on the poor segments of society and toward self-reliance .

Governor Speech In The Conference “ Bank Risk Management In A Changing Environment” 10/3/2009

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The Governor of CBY Mr. Ahmed al - Samawi have launch today the conference of bank risk management in a changing environment which is organized by the Yemeni association of banks and in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). His Excellency speech includes the latest developments in the banking sector in Yemen and he demonstrates the important indicators of the banking sector. He also talks about the risks that face banks nowadays and how to manage it especially in an accelerating changes the world witnessed. For more detail of his speech which is available in Arabic , please press Arabic

Assign two judges in the commercial court specialized in banking cases 2/3/2009

The Minister of Justice Dr.Ghazi Alagabri along with the judges of the commercial court have approved yesterday to assign two expert judges to settle the cases relating to the banking sector since it helps banks to do its part in the process of development and investment in Yemen الخبر بالعربي

The Governor returned back to Sana'a after taking part in the conference of the arab finance ministers and central bank governors 19/1/2009

Mr. Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Samawi have returned back to Sana’a after taking part in the conference of Arab finance ministers and central bank governors which held in the capital of Kuwait during the period 13- 15 January 2009.The Governor stated that the meetings discussed various subjects and 

The international rating agency, "Capital Intelligence" announce raising the classification of Yemen in 2008 despite the challenges of the global financial crisis 8/1/2009

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The international rating agency, "Capital Intelligence" which located in Cyprus, with branches in various parts of the world announce raising the classification of Yemen in 2008 despite the challenges of the global financial crisis

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Review of Monetary and Banking Developments 14/8/2008

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  The end of period exchange rate increased slightly from 199.74 Rials per US Dollar at the end of May 2008 to 199.79 Rials per US Dollar at the end of June 2008,a percentage increase of 0.03%. The average exchange rate during June 2008 was 199.75 Rials per US Dollar.
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