Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe

The Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe (Portuguese: Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe or BCSTP) is the central bank of São Tomé and Príncipe, a Portuguese-speaking island nation off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa.

Central Bank of
São Tomé and Príncipe
Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe
HeadquartersSão Tomé
Coordinates0°20′21″N 6°43′52″E / 0.33917°N 6.73111°E / 0.33917; 6.73111
Established24 May 1975 (1975-05-24)
Ownership100% state ownership[1]
GovernorAmérico Ramos
Central bank ofSão Tomé and Príncipe
CurrencySão Tomé and Príncipe dobra (Db)
STD (ISO 4217)
Reserves70 million USD[1]

History edit

At independence in 1975, the government converted the local branch of the Portuguese colonial bank, Banco Nacional Ultramarino, into the National Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe, which took on the functions of central bank, development bank, and commercial bank. The government created a monobank by bringing the only other commercial bank in the country, the Banco Popular de Angola (formerly Banco Comercial de Angola and now Banco de Poupança e Crédito), under the control of Banco Nacional and by merging its savings bank, the Caixa de Crédito.

In 1992, a reform law resulted in the National Bank giving up its development and commercial banking functions, focusing on central banking. With that reform, the bank took on its present name.[2] The successor bank for the commercial banking functions was Banco Internacional de São Tomé e Príncipe (BISTP).

Governors edit

Governors of the National Bank since independence

Since the reform, passed on 24 August 1992, the bank had eight central governors:

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b Weidner, Jan (2017). "The Organisation and Structure of Central Banks" (PDF). Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2009-01-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Banco Central de S.Tomé e Príncipe". www.bcstp.st.
  4. ^ "Banco Central de Sao Tomé e Principe". Association of African Central Banks (in French). Retrieved 9 September 2018..
  5. ^ "Group of 30 :: Resources".
  6. ^ "Américo Ramos apresenta demissão do cargo de secretário-geral do ADI". STP-Press (in Portuguese). 2022-12-06. Retrieved 2022-12-24.

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