|SL||Country||Name of the Bank|
|2||Albania||Bank of Albania|
|4||Angola||Banco Nacional de Angola|
|5||Argentina||Banco Central de la Republica Argentina|
|6||Armenia||Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia|
|7||Aruba||Centrale Bank van Aruba|
|8||Australia||Reserve Bank of Australia|
|10||Azerbaijan||Central Bank of Azerbaijan Republic|
|11||Bahamas||Central Bank of the Bahamas|
|12||Bahrain||Central Bank of Bahrain|
|14||Barbados||Central Bank of Barbados|
|15||Belarus||National Bank of the Republic of Belarus|
|16||Belgium||Banque Nationale de Belgique|
|17||Belize||Central Bank of Belize|
|18||Bermuda||Bermuda Monetary Authority|
|19||Bhutan||Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan|
|20||Bolivia||Banco Central de Bolivia|
|21||Bosnia Herzegovina||Centralna banka Bosne i Hercegovine|
|22||Botswana||Bank of Botswana|
|23||Brazil||Banco Central do Brasil|
|24||Bulgaria||Bulgarska Narodna Banka|
|25||Burundi||Banque de la République du Burundi|
|26||Cambodia||National Bank of Cambodia|
|27||Cameroon||Banque des États de l’Afrique Centrale|
|28||Canada||Bank of Canada|
|29||Cape Verde Islands||Banco de Cabo Verde|
|30||Cayman Islands||Cayman Islands Monetary Authority|
|31||Chile||Banco Central de Chile|
|32||China||People’s Bank of China|
|33||Colombia||Banco de la República|
|34||Comoros||Banque Centrale des Comores|
|35||Congo (Democratic Republic of)||Banque Centrale du Congo|
|36||Costa Rica||Banco Central de Costa Rica|
|37||Croatia||Hrvatska narodna banka|
|38||Cuba||Banco Central de Cuba|
|39||Curacao||Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten|
|40||Cyprus||Central Bank of Cyprus|
|41||Czech Republic||Ceská národní banka|
|43||Djibouti||Central Bank of Djibouti|
|44||Dominican Republic||Banco Central de la Republica Dominicana|
|45||Ecuador||Banco Central del Ecuador|
|46||Egypt||Central Bank of Egypt|
|47||El Salvador||Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador|
|48||Eritrea||Bank of Eritrea|
|49||Estonia||Bank of Estonia|
|50||Ethiopia||National Bank of Ethiopia|
|51||Fiji||Reserve Bank of Fiji|
|52||Finland||Suomen Pankki-Finlands Bank|
|53||France||Banque de France|
|54||Gambia||Central Bank of the Gambia|
|55||Georgia||National Bank of Georgia|
|56||Germany||European Central Bank|
|58||Ghana||Bank of Ghana|
|59||Greece||Bank of Greece|
|60||Guatemala||Banco de Guatemala|
|61||Guinea||Banque Centrale de la République de Guinée|
|62||Guyana||Bank of Guyana|
|63||Haiti||Banque de la République d’Haiti|
|64||Honduras||Banco Central de Honduras|
|65||Hungary||Magyar Nemzeti Bank|
|67||India||Reserve Bank of India|
|69||Iran||Bank Markazi Jomhouri Islami Iran|
|70||Iraq||Central Bank of Iraq|
|71||Ireland||Central Bank of Ireland|
|72||Israel||Bank of Israel|
|74||Jamaica||Bank of Jamaica|
|75||Japan||Bank of Japan|
|76||Jordan||Central Bank of Jordan|
|77||Kazakhstan||National Bank of Kazakhstan|
|78||Kenya||Central Bank of Kenya|
|79||Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of)||Central Bank of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea|
|80||Korea (Republic of)||Bank of Korea|
|81||Kuwait||Central Bank of Kuwait|
|82||Kyrgyzstan||National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic|
|83||Laos||Bank of the Lao PDR|
|85||Lebanon||Banque du Liban|
|86||Lesotho||Central Bank of Lesotho|
|87||Liberia||Central Bank of Liberia|
|88||Libya||Central Bank of Libya|
|89||Lithuania||Bank of Lithuania|
|90||Luxembourg||Banque centrale du Luxembourg|
|91||Macau||Autoridade Monetária de Macau|
|92||Macedonia||National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia|
|93||Madagascar||Banque Centrale de Madagascar|
|94||Malawi||Reserve Bank of Malawi|
|95||Malaysia||Bank Negara Malaysia|
|96||Maldives||Maldives Monetary Authority|
|97||Malta||Central Bank of Malta|
|98||Mauritania||Banque Centrale de Mauritanie|
|99||Mauritius||Bank of Mauritius|
|100||Mexico||Banco de México|
|101||Moldova||National Bank of Moldova|
|102||Mongolia||Bank of Mongolia|
|103||Montenegro||Central Bank of Montenegro|
|105||Mozambique||Banco de Moçambique|
|106||Myanmar||Central Bank of Myanmar|
|107||Namibia||Bank of Namibia|
|108||Nepal||Nepal Rastra Bank|
|110||New Zealand||Reserve Bank of New Zealand|
|111||Nicaragua||Banco Central de Nicaragua|
|112||Nigeria||Central Bank of Nigeria|
|114||Oman||Central Bank of Oman|
|115||Pakistan||State Bank of Pakistan|
|116||Palestinian Territory, Occupied||Palestine Monetary Authority|
|117||Panama||Banco Nacional de Panama|
|118||Papua New Guinea||Bank of Papua New Guinea|
|119||Paraguay||Banco Central del Paraguay|
|120||Peru||Banco Central de Reserva del Perú|
|121||Philippines||Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas|
|122||Poland||Narodowy Bank Polski|
|123||Portugal||Banco de Portugal|
|124||Qatar||Qatar Central Bank|
|125||Romania||Banca Nationala a României|
|126||Russian Federation||Central Bank of the Russian Federation|
|127||Rwanda||Banque Nationale du Rwanda|
|128||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Eastern Caribbean Central Bank|
|129||Samoa||Central Bank of Samoa|
|130||San Marino||Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino|
|131||Sao Tome and Principe||Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe|
|132||Saudi Arabia||Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency|
|133||Senegal||Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest|
|134||Serbia||National Bank of Serbia|
|135||Seychelles||Central Bank of Seychelles|
|136||Sierra Leone||Bank of Sierra Leone|
|137||Singapore||Monetary Authority of Singapore|
|138||Slovakia||Národná Banka Slovenska|
|140||Solomon Islands||Central Bank of Solomon Islands|
|141||Somali Republic||Central Bank of Somalia|
|142||South Africa||South African Reserve Bank|
|143||South Sudan||Bank of Southern Sudan|
|144||Spain||Banco de España|
|145||Sri Lanka||Central Bank of Sri Lanka|
|146||Sudan||Central Bank of Sudan|
|147||Suriname||Centrale Bank van Suriname|
|148||Swaziland||Central Bank of Swaziland|
|150||Switzerland||Swiss National Bank|
|151||Syria||Central Bank of Syria|
|152||Taiwan||Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|153||Tajikistan||National Bank of Tajikistan|
|154||Tanzania||Bank of Tanzania|
|155||Thailand||Bank of Thailand|
|156||Timor Leste||Banking & Payments Authority of Timor-Leste|
|157||Tonga||National Reserve Bank of Tonga|
|158||Trinidad Tobago||Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago|
|159||Tunisia||Banque Centrale de Tunisie|
|160||Turkey||Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey|
|161||Turkmenistan||Central Bank of Turkmenistan|
|162||Tuvalu||National Bank of Tuvalu|
|163||Uganda||Bank of Uganda|
|164||Ukraine||National Bank of Ukraine|
|165||United Arab Emirates||Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates|
|166||United Kingdom||Bank of England|
|167||United States of America||Federal Reserve System|
|168||Uruguay||Banco Central del Uruguay|
|169||Uzbekistan||Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan|
|170||Vanuatu||Reserve Bank of Vanuatu|
|171||Venezuela||Banco Central de Venezuela|
|172||Vietnam||State Bank of Vietnam|
|173||Yemen||Central Bank of Yemen|
|174||Zambia||Bank of Zambia|
|175||Zimbabwe||Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe|
Energy stocks drag down FTSE 100, IG Group slides
By Shivani Kumaresan
(Reuters) – London’s FTSE 100 slipped on Thursday, weighed down by falls in energy stocks as oil prices slid after a surprise increase in U.S. crude inventories, while IG Group tumbled on plans to buy U.S. trading platform tastytrade for $1 billion.
The blue-chip FTSE 100 index lost 0.4%, while the domestically focussed mid-cap FTSE 250 index also slid 0.4%.
Energy majors BP and Royal Dutch Shell fell 3.2% and 2.5%, respectively, and were the biggest drags on the FTSE-100 index. [O/R]
“What is holding back the UK is a lack of tech stocks to capture the ‘rotation’ back into tech seen since Netflix results,” said Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG.
“Stock markets overall are much quieter today, looking so far in vain for a new catalyst for further upside.”
The FTSE 100 shed 14.3% in value last year, its worst performance since a 31% plunge in 2008 and underperforming its European peers by a wide margin, as pandemic-driven lockdowns battered the economy and led to mass layoffs.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was too early to say when the national coronavirus lockdown in England would end, as daily deaths from COVID-19 reach new highs and hospitals become increasingly stretched.
IG Group tumbled 8.5% after announcing plans to buy tastytrade, venturing into North America after a stellar year for the new breed of retail investment brokerages.
Ibstock jumped 7.3% to the top of the FTSE 250 after the company said fourth-quarter activity benefited from better-than-expected demand for new houses and repairs.
Pets at Home Group Plc rose 2.2% after reporting an 18% jump in third-quarter revenue, boosted by higher demand for its accessories and veterinary services as more people adopted pets during lockdowns.
(Reporting by Shivani Kumaresan in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V and Mark Potter)
Wall Street bounce, upbeat earnings lift European stocks
By Amal S and Sruthi Shankar
(Reuters) – European stocks rose on Wednesday after Dutch chip equipment maker ASML and Swiss luxury group Richemont gave encouraging earnings updates, while investors hoped for a large U.S. stimulus plan as Joe Biden was sworn in as president.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index closed 0.7% higher, getting an extra boost as Wall Street marked record highs.
All eyes were on Biden’s inauguration as the 46th U.S. President, with traders betting on a bigger pandemic relief plan and higher infrastructure spending under the new administration to boost the pandemic-stricken economy.
Tech stocks rallied to a two-decade peak in Europe after ASML Holding NV rose 3.0% to all-time highs on better-than-expected quarterly sales and a strong order intake for 2021.
Meanwhile, Richemont rose 2.8%, after posting a 5% increase in quarterly sales as Chinese splashed out on Cartier, its flagship jewellery brand.
Britain’s Burberry jumped 3.9% after it stuck to its full-year goals, saying higher full-price sales would boost annual margins, while Asian demand remained strong.
The pair boosted European luxury goods makers that are heavily reliant on China, with LVMH and Kering gaining between 1% and 3%.
“Any sign that retail spending is picking up in China is going to be a boost to the Western markets and those heavily exposed to it,” said Connor Campbell, financial analyst at SpreadEx.
The European Central Bank is set to meet on Thursday. While no policy changes are expected, the bank could face more questions about an increasingly challenging outlook only a month after it unleashed fresh stimulus to bolster the euro zone economy.
“With the new round of easing measures fully in place and no new forecasts to be presented tomorrow, it should be a fairly uneventful day for the euro,” ING analysts said in a note.
Italy’s FTSE MIB gained 0.9% and lenders rose 1.6% after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte won a confidence vote in the upper house Senate and averted a government collapse.
Conte narrowly secured the vote on Tuesday, allowing him to remain in office after a junior partner quit his coalition last week in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Daimler AG jumped 4.2% after its Mercedes-Benz brand unveiled a new electric compact SUV, the EQA, as part of plans to take on rival Tesla Inc.
Germany’s Hugo Boss added 4.4% after Mike Ashley-led Frasers said it boosted its stake in the company.
(Reporting by Sruthi Shankar and Amal S in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber and Arun Koyyur and Kirsten Donovan)
Miners lead FTSE 100 higher on earnings cheer
By Shivani Kumaresan
(Reuters) – UK’s FTSE 100 rose on Wednesday as miners gained after a strong production forecast from BHP Group, while encouraging updates from luxury brand Burberry and education group Pearson drove optimism about the earnings season.
BHP Group Ltd climbed 2.8% after it forecast record iron ore production for fiscal 2021, helped by high prices for the commodity. Other miners Rio Tinto, Anglo American and Glencore rose more than 2%.
Global markets rallied in anticipation of more fiscal spending as Joe Biden prepared to take charge as the 46th U.S. president.
“There is a view in the markets that more spending is in the pipeline, after all, Mr Biden will want to start his presidency on a positive note,” said David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK.
The FTSE 100 index rose 0.4% and the domestically focussed FTSE 250 index added 1.4%.
The FTSE 100 has recorded consistent monthly gains since November after the sealing of a Brexit trade deal and hopes of a vaccine-led economic recovery, but has recently lost steam as tighter business restrictions sparked fears of a slow rebound.
Burberry rose 3.9% as it stuck to its full-year goals and said higher full-price sales would boost annual margins and Asian demand remained strong.
Global education group Pearson jumped 8.6% after its global online sales grew 18% in 2020, helped by strong enrolments in virtual schools.
WH Smith Plc surged 10.4% to the top of the FTSE 250 index as its trading during Christmas was ahead of its expectations.
(Reporting by Shivani Kumaresan in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V, William Maclean)
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