Wednesday, March 6, 2013
BIS and HK office - opening and 10y after
1998, Press Releases
BIS's First Overseas Office Opened in Hong Kong
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today opened its Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific in Hong Kong. This is the first overseas office for the BIS. It will serve as a regional centre for the activities of the BIS in Asia.
"The timing of this BIS initiative is very fortuitous because Asia is facing a very challenging time after the havoc with the Asian currency crisis over the past twelve months," said Mr. Tung.
The office and its staff of six are headed by Mr. George Pickering, the Chief Representative.
The 10th anniversary of the BIS Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific
Remarks by Mr Hervé Hannoun, Deputy General Manager of the BIS, to a reception in Hong Kong SAR, 7 July 2008.