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25 November 2018 / North America,Latin America Caribbean,Middle East,Global

In conversation: Caroline Atkinson

In conversation: Caroline Atkinson

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14 November 2018 / North America

Fed Talk: US midterms special

Fed Talk: US midterms special

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29 October 2018 / Middle East

Politics in the Middle East

Political risk series: Politics in the Middle East

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25 October 2018 / Asia Pacific,North America,Latin America Caribbean,Middle East,Africa,Europe,Global

Central bank digital currencies

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26 September 2018 / Global

Past, present and future of the IMF

This year's International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group annual meetings will take place in Bali, Indonesia, two decades following the Asia financial crisis and in one of the countries that posed great challenges for the IMF at the time. In this three-part series, I will examine the difficulties faced by the Fund then, how it has evolved, and the trials ahead. The IMF has demonstrated its relevance to a new generation of global public policy officials, but will need to stay alert to modernise and cope with new and critical looming challenges.

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20 September 2018 / Global

A regulatory approach to fintech

On the one hand, regulators must protect consumers and investors against fraud and combat tax evasion, money laundering and the financing of terrorism. They must also protect the integrity and stability of the financial system. On the other, they must beware of stifling innovation that benefits the public. By engaging with market participants at the centre of financial innovation, regulators can stay abreast of the benefits of new technologies. Developing a forward-looking regulatory framework calls for flexibility and new expertise.

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11 September 2018 / Global

Robotics' existential impact on labour

Robots are becoming more reliable, proficient and cheap, which incentivises companies to automate processes, despite the risk of major disruption to traditional labour markets. Today's pace of innovation is becoming exponential. Labour markets will find it increasingly difficult to identify new jobs and reduce slack over the medium term. Technological progress may make a society more prosperous in aggregate, but not everyone will benefit. Inequality will increase in the absence of political and regulatory intervention.

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