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PRESS RELEASE OF THE BCT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING HELD ON 1ST FEBRUARY 2017



The Board held its periodic meeting on 1st February 2017 and dealt with the overall points set in its agenda. First it reviewed the recent evolutions of the international economic situation and analyzed the main economic, monetary and financial indicators as well as recent evolutions of the national economy. Then, the Board considered the banking sector activity and also trend in liquidity and transactions on the money market and the foreign exchange market.

The Board was also informed about introduction of the quotation of the Chinese Yuan against the Tunisian dinar for spot exchange transactions and foreign banknotes as of 1st February 2017.

On another level, the Board examined the provisional financial statements for 2016 and decided to transmit them to the Auditors. It also discussed the recommendations of the Permanent Audit Committee and the Bank general supervision report.

After discussing the liquidity position, money supply and payment transactions conducting the Board decided to issue a new 20-dinar banknote.

After deliberation of the overall issues stated above, the Board decided to keep unchanged the key interest rate of the Central Bank of Tunisia.

 

 

(For further data about the economic and financial situation, you can visit the Central Bank of Tunisia website: www.bct.gov.tn).