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Dignified navigator of Parisian finance

Dignified navigator of Parisian finance

Jeancourt: charming autocrat, gifted banker and flamboyant lover of livresque art ...
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Climate change is a green swan

Climate change is a green swan

Global coordination and the role of central banks in net-zero transition ...
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Central European outliers stick to inflation targeting

Central European outliers stick to inflation targeting

Culture and history prompt Czechia and Hungary to buck loosening trend ...
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German companies back Brussels climate mitigation policy

German companies back Brussels climate mitigation policy

OMFIF reveals German welcome in first big European survey on corporate reaction to EU sustainability reporting plans ...
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Next Generation EU issuance will boost euro's reserve status

Next Generation EU issuance will boost euro’s reserve status

Market optimistic after huge investor demand for debut deal ...
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Accepting bitcoin as legal tender sign of monetary eccentricity

Accepting bitcoin as legal tender sign of monetary eccentricity

Ability to issue a widely accepted fiat currency is a competence of a sovereign authority ...
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Help us help Europe’s recovery, bank leaders tell policy-makers

Help us help Europe’s recovery, bank leaders tell policy-makers

It’s time to complete the regulatory agenda, say Lemierre and Sewing ...
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How to close the sustainable infrastructure gap

How to close the sustainable infrastructure gap

Three ways to make it a mainstream, liquid asset class ...
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Global south will test ‘just’ transition

Global south will test ‘just’ transition

Transitioning to net zero must leave no one behind ...
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EU readies landmark for bond markets

EU readies landmark for bond markets

Next Generation EU toolkit could be used well beyond 2026 mandate ...
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2008 is a cautionary tale for climate crisis

2008 is a cautionary tale for climate crisis

Climate mitigation may expose central banks to criticism of ‘mission creep’ ...
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G7 finds new purpose as G20 takes back seat

G7 finds new purpose as G20 takes back seat

A united G7 is more capable of pushing a global agenda ...
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