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The Central Bank of Samoa is the nation's reserve bank and, as such, it acts as a bank to the Government and the commercial banks.

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MONETARY POLICY STATEMENT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2021/2022

The ultimate goal of Monetary Policy Statements (MPS) is to effectively communicate the Central Bank of Samoa’s (CBS) monetary policy stance in a transparent and accountable manner to improve public awareness. The main objectives of the monetary policy and its corresponding targets are set out in its main legislation, the CBS Act 2015. This Statement is also aligned with the Central Bank of Samoa’s Corporate Plan (CBSCP) and the latest Government’s Strategy for the Development of Samoa. The primary aim of the Central Bank’s monetary policy is to achieve and maintain price stability as well as fostering and maintaining a stable financial system in order to achieve a sustainable real economic growth and a comfortable level of international reserves. Monetary policy decisions are conducted through open market operations (OMO) through the issuance and trading of CBS Securities (CBSS) to achieve these objectives.

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Conclusion of AML/CFT Onsite Inspections for all 4 Commercial Banks in Samoa

1.The Central Bank of Samoa through its Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has completed the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorist Financing (AML and CTF) Onsite Inspections of our 4 Commercial Banks from the beginning to the end of October 2021. The 4 commercial banks are the two international ones – ANZ Bank (Samoa) Limited and BSP Bank. The two local commercial banks are National Bank of Samoa and Samoa Commercial Bank.

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