Compiled by the Bank of Jamaica from results of its transactions with primary dealers. Open market operations
are undertaken with Government of Jamaica Treasury Bills and Local Registered Stocks. Data reflect Bank of
Jamaica Certificates of Deposit, Reverse Repos and Central Bank Deposits. Note however, that the Bank
ceased using reverse repurchase agreements to conduct open market operations on 27 May 2005.
Compiled from reports submitted to the Bank of Jamaica by the Jamaica Stock Exchange. New Issues are
shares put on the market for public subscription. Where issues were oversubscribed, the larger applications
were scaled down to enable allotment in full to the smaller applications. Issues not fully subscribed were taken
up by underwriters.
Compiled from monthly trading data submitted by the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
As of June 1, 2000, the Jamaica Stock Exchange began the dissemination of its three-market capitalization
indices: the JSE Index, the JSE All Jamaican Composite and the JSE Select.
The JSE Index (base June 30, 1969 = 100) is an index of all the equities traded on the Stock Exchange. The
index is weighted by the market capitalization of each equity.
The JSE Composite Index (base May 1, 2000 = 31931) is an index of All Equities of Jamaican Companies
traded on the Stock Exchange.
The JSE Select (base June 1, 2000 = 1000) is an index of the fifteen (15) most liquid stocks trading on the
exchange based on times traded and trade volume. The composition of this index is revised on an annual basis
The Central Bank stands at the center of the local financial system and is charged with the responsibility to promote and maintain financial system stability. To achieve this objective, the Bank supervises the activities of deposit-taking entities. In addition, the Bank seeks to promote the development of the local financial markets, and regulates and supports the major clearing and settlement systems.
Under the Bank of Jamaica Act (1960), the conduct of monetary policy is aimed at regulating the growth of money and credit in line with the resources expected to finance economic activity and generate employment, without undermining the conditions of price stability.
The Foreign Exchange section provides current and historical information on the movements of major currencies in relation to the Jamaican dollar. The section also provides powerful search techniques for users to manipulate the data and generate customize reports.
The Bank of Jamaica publishes in the daily newspaper each quarter, balance sheet data for commercial banks, building societies and licensees under the Financial Institutions Act . Such financial data is based on unaudited prudential returns submitted by the licensees to the Bank of Jamaica which are required to be certified by the licensee 's management as reflecting a true and fair representation of the affairs and condition of the institution at the reporting date.
The Bank of Jamaica is committed to providing information on its activities on a timely and continuous basis. In this regard, this section is designed to provide access to all major releases compiled by the Bank of Jamaica.
The Bank of Jamaica publications are aimed at providing quality economic and financial analysis and information on Jamaica as well as timely updates on matters relating directly to the functions of the Bank.