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Central banks should be prepared to pay for CBDCs

Reluctance to fully invest is holding the technology back
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Independent monetary policy central to Czechia's inflation fight

Independent monetary policy central to Czechia’s inflation fight

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Euro area economies have seen slower progress
Bank of England’s digital pound faces up to lack of trust in public institutions

Bank of England’s digital pound faces up to lack of trust in public institutions

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Central banks have their work cut out earning an increasingly scarce commodity: the trust of the public
AfDB’s hybrid capital deal opens new asset class for MDBs

AfDB’s hybrid capital deal opens new asset class for MDBs

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Groundwork to unlock crucial lending to emerging markets has been laid
Commercial banks may have bigger role in CBDC design than expected

Commercial banks may have bigger role in CBDC design than expected

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Deposit guarantees are the elephant in the room
Russian economic ‘resilience’ is not what it seems

Russian economic ‘resilience’ is not what it seems

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Short-term growth can’t mask degradation
Indonesia election uncertainty clouds fiscal outlook

Indonesia election uncertainty clouds fiscal outlook

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A two-round election is the most likely scenario
ECB could forge ‘missing link’ through risk-sharing on government bond-buying

ECB could forge ‘missing link’ through risk-sharing on government bond-buying

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Prospective shift in central bank securities doctrine partly reflects northern losses
Gardens, islands and bridges: The quest for interoperability

Gardens, islands and bridges: The quest for interoperability

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Discussing the value of interoperability and the challenges of delivering such solutions
South Africa faces prospect of multi-party coalition

South Africa faces prospect of multi-party coalition

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A coalition could bring more stability, or it could make addressing challenges harder
Should hedge funds be primary dealers?

Should hedge funds be primary dealers?

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DMOs’ potential reliance on hedge funds is risky but ‘something to analyse’
CBDC success depends on public and private sector collaboration

CBDC success depends on public and private sector collaboration

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Overcoming the hurdles in ecosystem development and adoption
Finance needs a blockchain interoperability solution

Finance needs a blockchain interoperability solution

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Robust standardised rules needed to ensure interoperability infrastructure works safely and seamlessly
US election will test economic, political and institutional resilience

US election will test economic, political and institutional resilience

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Investment case for the US depends on the strength of its institutions
BTPs: Italy’s impressive turnaround with investors

BTPs: Italy’s impressive turnaround with investors

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Italian government bond yields contract as investors show belief in fiscal plans
What to expect from this year's global election cycle

What to expect from this year’s global election cycle

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Geopolitics, fiscal policy and institutional resilience will be key considerations in elections this year

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