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US Department of Commerce's harmful proposal

US Department of Commerce’s harmful proposal

Currency undervaluation rule adheres to protectionist 'currency war' mentality
Emerging markets rally after difficult 2019 Gary Kleiman, 12 February 2020
Andrew Bailey’s Brexit battles Chris Papadopoullos, 11 February 2020
Central banks can’t bury risk with more money Jacques de Larosière, 10 February 2020
Merz’s hurdles on German leadership path David Marsh, 10 February 2020
What Libra means for money creation John Nugée, 5 February 2020


The next decade of digital finance

Roundtable Mon 24 Feb 2020, 11:00 - 12:30. New York.


Central banks the most trusted global monetary service provider, tech companies lag far behind

Central banks have the highest trust rating of all the monetary service providers considered in this survey, as shown by the share of respondents expressing outright trust in them. Payments service providers (companies such as PayPal) are the runners-up, followed by commercial banks, credit card companies and major technology companies such as search engines and social media firms.

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January 2020: Eurovision

January 2020: Eurovision

Winter 2020 Vol.11 Ed.1 More than 60 years ago, the French statesman Charles ...
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Digital currencies: A question of trust

Digital currencies: A question of trust

Central banks are significantly more trusted than potential competing digital currency issuers ...
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Balancing Germany's fiscal policy, green investment and 'schwarze Null' budget

Philipp Steinberg, Director-General Economic Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and EnergyRoundtable Wed 19 Feb 2020, 15:45 - 17:30. London.

The next decade of digital finance

Christian Catalini, Co-Creator of Libra, Head Economist of Calibra and Sunita Parasuraman, Head of Treasury, Blockchain, FacebookRoundtable Mon 24 Feb 2020, 11:00 - 12:30. New York.

The Australian and global economic outlooks

Meghan Quinn, Deputy Secretary, Australian TreasuryRoundtable Tue 25 Feb 2020, 12:30 - 14:00. London.

Winners and losers in the low-interest environment

Kartik Athreya, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of RichmondRoundtable Wed 26 Feb 2020, 11:00 - 12:30. New York.


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