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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.

What's New

CBS is committed to ensure the stability of the Financial System

The Central Bank of Samoa recognizes the unprecedented times ahead emanating from the global effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and expects this to be much larger than the adverse effects of the 2019 measles outbreak on the Samoan economy. The trickle-down adverse effects of the COVID-19 through the cessation of the tourism activities and the adverse impact on the associated support services has substantial implications on the broader economy and the general public. Although the precautionary measures undertaken so far in Sāmoa and those of our main trading partner countries will have a significant effect on our economy, these are appropriate and necessary to ensure the long term economic sustainability and health of the country.

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CBS Operations during State of Emergency

Given the Government of Samoa’s State of Emergency (SOE) declaration effective 21st March 2020 in response to the global Coronavirus (Covid19) Pandemic, the Central Bank of Sāmoa (CBS) wishes to advise of the continuation of its business operations and services to the general public and financial sector. However, in support of the Government’s efforts during this time and as precautionary measures, CBS will limit face-to-face meetings with its stakeholders as much as possible.

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