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Neighbours look to China for payment technology

Neighbours look to China for payment technology

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Firms face regulatory challenges
CBDC: The next payments frontier

CBDC: The next payments frontier

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Question not 'if' but 'when and where'
Ben Shenglin on China's financial technology strategy

Ben Shenglin on China’s financial technology strategy

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"Alipay and WePay have changed the banking landscape"
The future of payments

The future of payments

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Central banks' digital currency journey
Low trust impedes digital currency plans

Low trust impedes digital currency plans

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Negative interest rates and Europe's faltering dream
What Libra means for money creation

What Libra means for money creation

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Fractional reserve banking issues to thwart big tech digital currencies
2020: Political and economic threats on the rise

2020: Political and economic threats on the rise

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OMFIF advisers and economists make their predictions for the year to come
Libra and the global monetary system

Libra and the global monetary system

Co-creator addresses digital currency’s design and objectives
China will overtake US in tech race

China will overtake US in tech race

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Regionalisation favours Beijing’s pan-Asian market ambitions
Digital SDR to enhance payment systems

Digital SDR to enhance payment systems

‘eSDR’ composite token could improve back-end processes and lower compliance costs
Big tech gaining trust over governments

Big tech gaining trust over governments

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Established brands crossing over into financial services
Services are driving down inflation

Services are driving down inflation

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Central bank policy must adapt to new reality
Integrate qualifying cryptocurrencies

Integrate qualifying cryptocurrencies

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Lessons from Germany’s 19th century policy-makers
Mobile bond boost for infrastructure

Mobile bond boost for infrastructure

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'Marathon not sprint' to spur financial inclusion
Don't be afraid of bitcoin

Don’t be afraid of bitcoin

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Elastic money is key to price stability

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