The head of a treasury is typically known as a treasurer. This position may not necessarily have the final control over the actions of the treasury, particularly if they are not an elected representative.
The adjective for a treasury is normally "treasurial". The adjective "tresorial" can also be used, but this normally means pertaining to a treasurer.
As of the definition of a treasury from thêsaurus and in the context of the treasure obtained from war efforts the first recorded booty in history is a stele taken during 1160 BC.
The earliest found artefacts made of silver and gold are from Lake Varna in Bulgaria dated 4250–4000 BC, the earliest of copper are dated 9000–7000 BC.
The term treasury was first used in Classical times to describe the votive buildings erected to house gifts to the gods, such as the Siphnian Treasury in Delphi or many similar buildings erected in Olympia, Greece by competing city-states to impress others during the ancient Olympic Games. In Ancient Greece treasuries were almost always physically incorporated within religious buildings such as temples, thus making state funds sacrosanct and adding moral constraints to the penal ones to those who would have access to these funds.
Al Khazneh ("The Treasury"; Arabic:الخزنة) is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Arab Nabatean Kingdom city of Petra. As with most of the other buildings in this ancient town, including the Monastery (Arabic: Ad Deir), this structure was carved out of a sandstone rock face. It has classical Greek-influenced architecture, and is a popular tourist attraction.
Al Khazneh was originally built as a mausoleum and crypt at the beginning of the 1st Century AD during the reign of Aretas IV Philopatris. Its Arabic name Treasury derives from one legend that bandits or pirates hid their loot in a stone urn high on the second level. Significant damage from bullets can be seen on the urn. Local lore attributes this to Bedouins, who are said to have shot at the urn in hopes of breaking it open and spilling out the "treasure"—but the decorative urn is in fact solid sandstone. Another legend is that it functioned as a treasury of the EgyptianPharaoh at the time of Moses (Khaznet Far'oun).
The New Zealand Treasury (Māori: Kaitohutohu Kaupapa Rawa) is the central public service department of New Zealand charged with advising the government on economic and financial policy, assisting with improving the performance of New Zealand's economy, and managing financial resources.
Treasury has four main functions:
Provide advice to improve economic and fiscal conditions for high levels of economic growth and improved living standards.
Monitor and manage the financial affairs of the Crown.
Assess and test other Government agencies’ advice and proposals that have economic and financial implications.
Provide leadership, with other central agencies, to develop a high-performing State sector.
The Treasury is one of New Zealand’s oldest institutions, having been first established in 1840. Initially the Treasury consisted of just a few officials responsible for managing the Government’s day-to-day financial affairs. In the 1920s the department took on a supervisory role over other departments’ spending and oversight of government borrowing.
The US 10Yr Treasury (1.64 per cent) yield did not fall to 1.5 per cent as was expected ... As long as the 10Yr Treasury yield sustains above 1.6 per cent the outlook is bullish to test 1.75 per cent in the short-term.
A strong pull-back in the US Treasury yields also weighed on the index ... US Treasury yields came off sharply at the far-end (10Yr and 30Yr) last week ... The US 10Yr Treasury yield touched this resistance on Tuesday and fell back sharply to close the week at 1.57 per cent.
The US dollar index began the week on a negative note but then recovered back well to keep the broader positive sentiment intact ... A break above 94.50 can pave the way for that rally.Treasury yields ... US Treasury yields had surged across tenors last week. The 10Yr Treasury yield rose back above 1.5 per cent to test 1.6 per cent as expected ... Bearish ... ....
A strong surge in the Treasury yields aided the rise in the dollar index ...Support ahead ... The US 10Yr Treasury Yield (1.46 per cent) rose above the key resistance level of 1.5 per cent earlier last week ... The 10Yr yield will have to break below it to confirm a reversal. Such a break can then drag the US 10Yr yield lower to 1.4-1.3 per cent again ... ....
For now, as long as the currency trades below 1.18, the chances of it testing 1.16 on the downside cannot be ruled out.Treasury yields surge. The US Treasury yields saw a strong surge towards the end of the week. The US 10Yr Treasury yield surged, breaking above the key level of 1.4 per cent and closed the week at 1.45 per cent.
The US 10Yr TreasuryYield (1.36 per cent) fell to 1.28 initially, last week ... Inability to breach 1.4 per cent can drag the 10Yr Treasury yield down to 1.3 per cent again.Rupee can weaken ... To sum up, 94 on the dollar index, 1.17 on the euro, 1.4 per cent on the US 10Yr Treasury ...
You couldn’t really have set it up better. On the day El Salvador made Bitcoin legal tender, the asset plunged by 16% ... Not a good start to its life in the mainstream ... The impoverished people of El Salvador don’t have much choice ... Time to sell bonds? The 10yr Treasury yield approached 1.4%, hitting a two-month high and breaking above its 200-day SMA.
The Federal Reserve currently purchases $80 billion per month in Treasuries and $40 billion per month in mortgage-backed securities ...The US 10Yr Treasury yield (1.31 per cent) surged to 1.35 per cent and has come off from there, on Friday ... A fall below 1.3 per cent can drag the 10Yr Treasury yield to 1.2-1.18 per cent again ... Resistance ahead.
From a bigger picture, the euro will now have to rise above 1.18 decisively to turn the sentiment positive again.Treasuries...Weak data releases from the US kept the Treasury yields lower last week. The US 10Yr (1.26 per cent) Treasury yield remained below 1.3 per cent all through the week.
A data release from the University of Michigan showing a sharp fall in the consumer sentiment dragged the dollar index and the Treasury yields lower on Friday ...The US 10Yr (1.28 per cent) Treasury yield surged to 1.37 per cent during the week but fell sharply on Friday giving back all the gains made during the week.
Strong job numbers took the US Treasury yields sharply higher on increased anticipation that the US Federal Reserve will have room to consider announcing tapering its asset purchase in its September meeting ...The US 10Yr Treasury yield (1.30 per cent ) surged 7 basis points (bps) last week and has closed on a strong note.
As long as the currency remains below 1.20, the bias is negative to see a fall-back towards 1.18 in the coming days.Treasury yield – limited upside. The US 10Yr Treasury Yield (1.53 per cent) fell to 1.35 per cent last week as expected and had risen back sharply from there.
The US dollar index gained strength on Friday after trading stable around 90 all through the week ... The outcome of the Fed meeting this week will be crucial in driving the dollar index and the US Treasury yields. The US 10Yr Treasury (1.45 per cent) declined sharply by 10 basis points and has come down to 1.45 per cent as mentioned last week.
The USDollarIndex fell below 90 last week as expected ... This triggered a rise in the US Treasury yields and in turn took the Dollar Index higher ... As mentioned last week, 89.40 is an important support ... The US 10Yr Treasury yield (1.62 per cent) rose to 1.66 per cent after the Fed meeting minutes release and had come off slightly from there.