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Press released published in 2015


On 22 December 2015, on the occasion of the end of the year, Mr Gent Sejko, the Governor of the Bank of Albania met with journalists of the print and electronic media, politics and economy analysts, managers and other representatives of the media in Albania...
Published by Public Relations Department on 22.12.2015
On 16 December 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania, in addition to the decision to keep the key interest rate unchanged at 1.75%, analysed and decided as follows...
Published by Public Relations Department on 18.12.2015
On 17 December 2015, the Transition Report 2015-16 of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was presented at the premises of the Bank of Albania...
Published by Public Relations Department on 18.12.2015
I would like to first welcome you to the Bank of Albania premises. We are here today for the presentation of EBRD's Transition Report 2015-16. I am certain that an open discussion of this report will provide a new perspective on the actual problems facing the country and possible...
Published by Public Relations Department on 17.12.2015
Today, on December 16, 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and approved the Interim Monetary Policy Report...
Published by Public Relations Department on 16.12.2015
The Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed today the interim monetary policy report. The Supervisory Council found that, albeit limited, new economic and monetary data analysed in this report were overall in line with expectations...
Published by Public Relations Department on 16.12.2015
Question: About the inter-ministerial plan on the solution of non-performing loans problem in Albania, could you tell us what its current stage is? A few days ago, at the Parliamentary Committee on Economy and Finance You said that the Bank of Albania...
Published by Public Relations Department on 16.12.2015
At the beginning of November, the Government renewed the Eurobond for EUR 450 million. Did the Government consult the Bank of Albania on how it is spending this amount of money?...
Published by Public Relations Department on 14.12.2015
The Bank of Albania informs the public that it has approved the change in the name of Credit Agricole Albania to American Bank of Investments...
Published by Public Relations Department on 10.12.2015
Honourable Chair, Honourable Members of the Committee, The drafting and approval of the budget and the accompanying fiscal package is a crucial moment for the configuration of economic policies in the next year...
Published by Public Relations Department on 09.12.2015
Distinguished guests, Workshop participants, Ladies and Gentlemen i consider it a privilege to address you all for the opening of the 9th South Eastern European Economic Workshop, here in Tirana...
Published by Public Relations Department on 04.12.2015
On 3-4 December 2015, the Bank of Albania organised the 9th South Eastern European Economic Research Workshop on "Rethinking economic policies and central bank methodologies"...
Published by Public Relations Department on 04.12.2015
In its meeting of 2 December 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and decided to...
Published by Public Relations Department on 03.12.2015
Question: This month, the Bank of Albania used it’s the monetary policy instrument again, reducing lek interest rates to the historic minimum. If we take account of the 2.1% inflation rate as well, then the interest rate on deposits for the first time posts at a negative v...
Published by Public Relations Department on 27.11.2015
In its meeting of 25 November 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and decided to...
Published by Public Relations Department on 25.11.2015
On 18-19 November 2015, Gent Sejko, the Governor of the Bank of Albania, participated in Annual Meeting and Advisory Group of the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) in Berlin, Germany...
Published by Public Relations Department on 20.11.2015
“I am profoundly shocked by the brutal, inhuman and unprecedented terrorist deadly attacks of yesterday evening in Paris that caused many victims and left injured people...
Published by Public Relations Department on 14.11.2015
Question: Minister Cani stated that EUR 150 million [of the Eurobond] will be allotted for [replacing] domestic borrowing. How much will this contribute to the growth of lending to economy...
Published by Public Relations Department on 10.11.2015
Dear media representatives, In the last two weeks, we have been engaged in intensive talks with the IMF Mission. As always, discussions focused on the exchange of views about economic and financial developments, and the efforts to identify the appropriate policies...
Published by Public Relations Department on 10.11.2015
At its meeting on November 4, 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed the Quarterly Monetary Policy Report...
Published by Public Relations Department on 04.11.2015
The Albanian economy continues to pursue a positive trajectory. However, aggregate demand, output and employment stand below their potential and medium-term pressures on inflation remain weak...
Published by Public Relations Department on 04.11.2015
Question - During this period, two of the indicators, economic growth and lending have been falling, being on the down side of the expectations. When you say you have reduced your expectations on recovery or return to the full trajectory of economic growth and inflation...
Published by Public Relations Department on 04.11.2015
In its meeting of 4 November 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania, in addition to the decision to reduce the policy rate to 1.75%, reviewed and decided on...
Published by Public Relations Department on 04.11.2015
Today, on 3 November 2015, the Chair of Single Resolution Board (SRB), Ms Elke König paid an official visit to Albania, upon the invitation of the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr Gent Sejko...
Published by Public Relations Department on 03.11.2015
I.BABARAMO: Good Evening Mr Governor! GOVERNOR: Good Evening!...
Published by Governor's office on 03.11.2015
After 77 years, on 30 October 2015, a symbolic date, for the Bank of Albania, it inaugurated the renovated building, and opened the Museum of the Bank of Albania...
Published by Public Relations Department on 30.10.2015
cooperation with the South East European Studies at Oxford Your Excellency Prime Minister, Dear Governor Hamza and senior central bank representatives, Your excellencies ambassadors, Dear guests, friends and colleagues, I am delighted to welcome you to the annual conference of...
Published by Public Relations Department on 30.10.2015
Your Excellency Prime Minister, Honourable Ministers, Your excellencies ambassadors, Dear friends and colleagues, I am very privileged to welcome you to the inauguration of the renovated building and the Museum of the Bank of Albania...
Published by Public Relations Department on 30.10.2015
The Bank of Albania organised on 30 October 2015 in cooperation with the South East European Studies at Oxford, the annual conference: “Do crises change economic fundamentals in SEE...
Published by Public Relations Department on 30.10.2015
On 27-28 October 2015, Governor Sejko attended the “Hong Kong – Albania Trade and Investments” Forum. The forum aimed at boosting the interest of investors and promoting Albania’s resources and opportunities to potential investors from Hong Kong and China...
Published by Departamenti i Marrėdhėnieve me Publikun on 29.10.2015
The European Banking Authority (EBA) signed on 23 October 2015, a Memorandum of Cooperation with supervisory authorities in six South-Eastern European (SEE) countries...
Published by Public Relations Department on 26.10.2015
On 22 October 2015, Mr. Gent Sejko, the Governor of the Bank of Albania, had an official meeting at the Bank of Albania with HE Mr. Hellmut Hoffman, Ambassador...
Published by Public Relations Department on 23.10.2015
Economic activity in Albania expanded over the first half of 2015, driven by a boost in private investments - being foreign direct investments an important contributor - and by an improved trade balance. The easing of the monetary policy and the fiscal policy consolidation combin...
Today, on 22 October 2015, in the premises of the Bank of Albania, the Financial Stability Report 2015 H1 was presented in an informal meeting with economics journalists of the print and electronic media...
Published by Public Relations Department on 22.10.2015
On 9-11 October 2015, Gent Sejko, Governor of the Bank of Albania, in capacity of the Governor of the Republic of Albania in IMF...
Published by Public Relations Department on 13.10.2015
Money market interventions during 2015 Q2 consisted of open market operations for temporary liquidity injection and permanent operations for structuring Bank of Albania's portfolio...
Published by Bank of Albania on 09.10.2015
Question: How would you rate the situation of the Albanian economy and the potential for economic growth this year?...
Published by Public Relations Department on 07.10.2015
In its meeting of 7 October 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and decided on:...
Published by Public Relations Department on 07.10.2015
On 5 October 2015, the Bank of Albania and World Bank’s Financial Sector Advisory Centre (FinSAC), organised a meeting on...
Published by Public Relations Department on 07.10.2015
On 2 October 2015, the National Committee on Payment Systems held its first meeting, at the premises of the Bank of Albania. Ms Elisabeta Gjoni, the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Albania, in the capacity of the Committee Chairperson, presided this meeting...
Published by Public Relations Department on 02.10.2015
On 25-27 September 2015, Gent Sejko, the Governor of the Bank of Albania, attended the XXXIV Meeting of The Central Bank Governors' Club of the Central Asia, Black Sea Region and Balkan Countries...
Published by Public Relations Department on 29.09.2015
On 16 September 2015, the Bank of Albania and the Government of Albania, with the participation of the Albanian Association of Banks, organised a round table on "The economy and banks: present and future challenges"...
Published by Public Relations Department on 17.09.2015
Your Excellency Prime Minister, Honoured representatives of international institutions, Dear bank executives and representatives, this meeting seeks to once again draw the attention on non-performing loans, an issue that has been discussed extensively over the recent years...
Published by Public Relations Department on 16.09.2015
On 9-10 September 2015, Gent Sejko, Governor of the Bank of Albania, paid a two-day visit to Banca d'Italia in the framework of the bilateral cooperation between the two central banks...
Published by Departamenti i Marrėdhėnieve me Publikun on 11.09.2015
Question: The Government of Albania has announced this week the start of a broad-scale operation to fight informality and fiscal evasion. In your view, what will be the impact of this operation on the real economy for the remainder of the year...
Published by Public Relations Department on 03.09.2015
Today, on September 2, 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and approved the Interim Monetary Policy Report...
Published by Public Relations Department on 02.09.2015
In the meeting held today, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed the interim monetary policy report. The new information analysed in the report has been broadly in line with our expectations, although some indicators result on the downside of projections. Thus, ...
Published by Public Relations Department on 02.09.2015
In the meeting held on 2 September 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania, in addition to the decision to keep the key interest rate unchanged at 2.0%, analysed and decided as follows...
Published by Public Relations Department on 02.09.2015
Question: You mentioned the reduction of non-performing loans. I would like to know more about them. What happened? Is there any write-off balance sheets? And the second question: You have cut the key rate continuously and that is mostly reflected in the lowering of interest rate...
Published by Public Relations Department on 10.08.2015
Today, on August 6, 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed the Quarterly Monetary Policy Report...
Published by Public Relations Department on 06.08.2015
In its meeting today, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and analysed the quarterly monetary policy report...
Published by Public Relations Department on 06.08.2015
In the meeting held on 6 August 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania, in addition to the decision to keep the key interest rate unchanged, analysed and decided as follows...
Published by Public Relations Department on 06.08.2015
Question: What is the situation of the financial stability in Albania, in the light of recent developments in Greece? Do you confirm the previous assessments, that the Albanian banking system is immune to the Greek crisis and which are the latest assessments...
Published by Governor's office on 22.07.2015
Question - In relation to the Greek crisis and potential implications on the financial system stability in Albania, are there any restrictive measures being implemented on the entities supervised by the Bank of Albania to limit capital outflows towards the Greek financial system...
Published by Public Relations Department on 09.07.2015
Money market interventions during 2015 Q1 consisted in open market operations for injecting temporary liquidity and permanent operations for structuring Bank of Albania's portfolio...
On 2 July 2015, the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Gent Sejko, had an official meeting at the Bank of Albania with H.E. Leonidas Rokanas, the Ambassador of the Republic of Greece in Tirana...
Published by Public Relations Department on 03.07.2015
Today, on July 1, 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and approved the Interim Monetary Policy Report...
Published by Public Relations Department on 01.07.2015
Today, on 1 July 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania decided to keep the key interest rate unchanged at 2.0%...
Published by Public Relations Department on 01.07.2015
In its meeting on 1 July 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania: analysed the interim monetary policy report, and decided to keep the key interest rate unchanged...
Published by Public Relations Department on 01.07.2015
Dear media representatives, in line with the already established practice, in the past two weeks, we have constantly met and exchanged views and opinions with International Monetary Fund representatives...
Published by Public Relations Department on 30.06.2015
What is the extent of non-performing loans and what is their impact on the Albanian economy? non-performing loans hamper lending growth. They represent a considerable share in the banks' portfolio...
Published by Public Relations Department on 29.06.2015
The Albania Financial Forum III took place on June 25th 2015, in Tirana. The Forum was organized jointly by the Bank of Albania and the International Monetary Fund...
Published by Public Relations Department on 28.06.2015
Monetary policy in the leading developed economies, which are currently living through a prolonged period of practically 0 interest rate, and abundant amounts of liquidity...
Published by Public Relations Department on 15.06.2015
Dear colleagues, In my opinion, this session raises important questions, which are essential to comply with the requirements of the new economic governance of the European Union (EU), and necessary for good policy analysis and decision making from each central bank...
Published by Public Relations Department on 12.06.2015
Dear participants, i am honored and pleased to be in this important conference among distinguished professionals of banking and financial industry...
Published by Public Relations Department on 12.06.2015
In its meeting of 3 June 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and decided to:...
Published by Public Relations Department on 03.06.2015
The Ministry of Innovation and the Bank of Albania, under the auspices of the Minister for Innovation and Public Administration, Ms Milena Harito, and the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr Gent Sejko, in collaboration with the Albanian Association of Banks, organise this activi...
Published by PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT on 14.05.2015
On 14 May 2015, under the auspices of the Minister of State for Innovation and Public Administration, Ms. Milena Harito, and the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr. Gent Sejko, an activity was organised...
Published by Public Relations Department on 14.05.2015
Question- What is the current situation of the inter-ministerial group, created for solving the issue of non-performing loans in Albania. What is being done in concrete terms...
Published by Public Relations Departmen on 08.05.2015
Today, on May 6, 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and approved the Quarterly Monetary Policy Report...
Published by Public Relations Department on 06.05.2015
Today, on 6 May 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and approved the Quarterly Monetary Policy Report. After discussions on the recent economic and monetary developments...
Published by Public Relations Department on 06.05.2015
In its meeting held on 6 May 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania, in addition to the decision to keep the key interest rate unchanged at 2.00%, analysed and decided on the following...
Published by Public Relations Department on 06.05.2015
Pursuant to provisions under Article 69 of the Law No. 8269, dated 23 December 1997 “On the Bank of Albania”, as amended, and Article 8 of the Law No 9962, dated 18 December 2006 “On Banks in the Republic of Albania”...
Honourable Chair of the Committee, honourable Members of the Committee, in my first presentation as the Governor of the Bank of Albania, I avail myself of this opportunity to assure...
Published by Public Relations Department on 29.04.2015
Today, on 29 April 2015, the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr Gent Sejko presented the Annual Report of the Bank of Albania 2014 to the Parliamentary Committee on Economy and Finance...
Published by Public Relations Department on 29.04.2015
On 17-19 April 2015, Mr. Gent Sejko, Governor of the Bank of Albania, attended the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...
Published by Public Relations Department on 24.04.2015
Voice of America: I would like to start this interview with a question about the current problems facing Albania. Apparently economic growth in the past year was 1.89%, against the 2.1% target...
Published by Public Relations Department on 23.04.2015
Upon the initiative of the Bank of Albania and Ministry of Finance, on 8 April 2015 a meeting was organised on promoting credit growth...
Published by Public Relations Department on 10.04.2015
Today, on 1 April 2015 the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania, in its regular meeting, reviewed and approved the Financial Stability Report and the Financial...
Published by Public Relations Department on 01.04.2015
Today, on 25 March 2015 the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania approved the Financial Statements for 2014...
Published by Public Relations Department on 25.03.2015
Money market interventions during 2014 Q4 consisted in open market operations for injecting temporary liquidity and permanent operations for structuring Bank of Albania's portfolio...
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Nadeem Ilahi visited Tirana during March 4-17, 2015 to conduct discussions with the Albanian authorities on the...
Published by Public Relations Department on 18.03.2015
Dear media representatives, during the last two weeks, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visited Tirana, to conduct, together with Albanian authorities, the fourth review of the arrangement...
Published by Public Relations Department on 17.03.2015
Question: Mr. Governor, what are your expectations about the perfornamce of lending? Does the risk exist for Albania to enter a period of several years of slow growth of lending...
Published by Public Relations Department on 12.03.2015
Today, on March 4, 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and approved the Interim Monetary Policy Report...
Published by Public Relations Department on 04.03.2015
Today, on the 4 of March 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and approved the Interim Monetary Policy Report. After scrutinising the current and expected performance of inflation and other economic indicators, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Alban...
Published by Public Relations Department on 04.03.2015
Today, on 04 March 2015, the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr. Gent Sejko met with an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Mr. Nadeem Ilahi...
Published by Public Relations Department on 04.03.2015
Today, on 4 March 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania held its regular meeting. In addition to the monetary policy decision to keep the key interest rate unchanged at 2.0%...
Published by Public Relations Department on 04.03.2015
Today, on 25 February 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania approved the annual report on the activity of the institution during 2014...
Published by Governor's office on 25.02.2015
Today, on 6 February 2015, Mr. Ilir Meta, Speaker of the Albanian Parliament, introduced the new Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr. Gent Sejko, in the presence of the staff members of the Bank of Albania...
Published by Governor's office on 06.02.2015
Today, on 28 January 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania held its regular meeting, in which, besides the monetary policy decision for January 2015, analysed and decided on the following...
Published by Governor's office on 28.01.2015
Today, on January 28, 2015 the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania examined and approved the Quarterly Monetary Policy Report. Based on the most recent economic and monetary developments...
Published by Governor's office on 28.01.2015
Today, on 28 January 2015, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed and approved the Quarterly Monetary Policy Report. Based on the latest monetary and economic developments in Albania, and following the discussions on their outlook...
Published by Governor's office on 28.01.2015
The Bank of Albania kindly informs the public that the desk for transactions with Treasury bills has moved to the following location: Rruga e Dibrės, Kompleksi “Halili”, Kulla A, Kati II, Tirana, Albania...
Published by Governor's office on 26.01.2015
On 20-21 January 2015, Euromoney hosted the 20th Central and Eastern European Forum in Vienna, Austria...
Published by Governor's office on 23.01.2015
Bank of Albania informs the public that in January 2015 a part of its staff moved into the new offices of the new and restructured complex of the Bank of Albania building at “Skėnderbej” square...
Published by Governor's office on 13.01.2015
In accordance with Article 78 of the Constitution of the Republic of Albania and law No 8269 “On the Bank of Albania”...
Published by Governor's office on 09.01.2015

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