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that a gold bar is gold that has been casted or minted into objects of various sizes, shapes, purities and weights? The shapes can be rounded, angular or more complex, but the most common are cuboids and truncated pyramids. Bars can have various degrees of purity, but are usually almost pure gold. The weight of a bar – expressed using various weight standards (usually grams and multiples thereof, troy ounces or regional units such as don, baht, tael or tola) – can also differ.
In November 2013, the Czech National Bank decided to use the koruna exchange rate as an additional instrument for easing the monetary conditions.
During 2015, the Bank Board repeatedly stated that the CNB would not discontinue the use of the exchange rate as a monetary policy instrument before the second half of 2016. At its most recent meeting on 5 November 2015, the Bank Board discussed extending the duration of the exchange rate commitment. It agreed that its discontinuation would probably shift to around the end of 2016.
- Current statement of the Bank Board following the monetary policy meeting of 5th November 2015
- The exchange rate commitment: how the CNB keeps the exchange rate close to CZK 27 to the euro
20 Nov 2015Global Economic Outlook
27 Nov 2015 CNB comments on the GDP figures
30 Nov 2015 Banking statistics
30 Nov 2015 National monetary survey