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Reserve Bank Of Fiji Presents 2017/18 Financial Statements

The Reserve Bank has provided to the Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, a certified auditor’s copy of the bank’s finan­cial statements along with its operations re­port
30 Sep 2018 13:38
Reserve Bank Of Fiji Presents 2017/18 Financial Statements

The Reserve Bank has provided to the Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, a certified auditor’s copy of the bank’s finan­cial statements along with its operations re­port for the year ended 31 July 2018.

The bank’s 2017-2018 financial accounts, cer­tified by external auditors Pricewaterhouse­Coopers.

They were signed by the Governor and chair­man of the board Ariff Ali and the chairman of the board audit and risk committee Pradeep Patel, at the RBF meeting on September 27.

The Reserve Bank is reporting a net profit of $31.5 million for the 2017-2018 financial year.

Transfers

Along with the transfer of $1 million to the general reserve account, and accounting for $2 million being one fifth of the revaluation reserve account, the RBF will transfer $32.5 million to the Fijian Government, as required under the Reserve Bank of Fiji Act.

Governor Ali has attributed the positive out­turn to higher returns derived from foreign reserves holdings which was a record $46.9 million.

Operations report

The operations report sets out how the re­serve bank delivered on its mandate of safe­guarding monetary and financial stability, and the missions of developing the financial system and protecting consumers.

Achievments and activities

It details the key achievements and activi­ties undertaken during the financial year of August 2017 to July 2018, to meet the Reserve Bank’s strategic plan, across central banking, regulatory and operational functions.

In highlighting the key outcomes detailed in the operations report, Mr Ali stated that the Reserve Bank continued to effectively achieve its key objectives of low inflation and main­taining an adequate level of foreign reserves.

At the end of July 2018, inflation was 4.7 per­cent and the level of foreign reserves stood at around $2.2 billion, equivalent to five months of retained imports cover.

Growing financial system

The Fijian financial system remained sound and growing, with total gross assets of $19.8 billion as at July 2018.

The board of the reserve bank acknowledg­es the contribution of staff in the outcomes highlighted for the year, and extends its appre­ciation to all the bank’s stakeholders for their continued support.

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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