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Norway’s green sovereign wealth push

Norway’s green sovereign wealth push

To achieve significant climate impact, Norway’s sovereign fund will need to direct its investments at ‘greenfield’ projects ...
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The future of payments

The future of payments

Central banks' digital currency journey ...
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Pete Buttigied gives a speech

Buttigieg positions himself as Obama successor

Buttigieg eager to shed the tax and spend imagery of other Democrats ...
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Scaling up sustainable finance in Asia

Scaling up sustainable finance in Asia

Central banks' role in the transition to a low-carbon economy ...
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Low trust impedes digital currency plans

Low trust impedes digital currency plans

Negative interest rates and Europe's faltering dream ...
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When central bankers’ powers run out

When central bankers’ powers run out

Barometer of political independence ...
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Monetary policy at a crossroads

Monetary policy at a crossroads

Wanted: independent, flexible central banks ...
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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 ...
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Emerging markets rally after difficult 2019

Emerging markets rally after difficult 2019

ESG metrics set to gain further importance in 2020 ...
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Andrew Bailey's Brexit battles

Andrew Bailey’s Brexit battles

Incoming Bank of England governor may have to wrestle powers from government ...
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Central banks can't bury risk with more money

Central banks can’t bury risk with more money

Betting on an unattainable goal: cost of self-inflicted pessimism ...
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Merz's hurdles on German leadership path

Merz’s hurdles on German leadership path

Merkel rival must overcome contradictions ...
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