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Outlook 2021: Making CBDCs a true and trusted currency

Outlook 2021: Making CBDCs a true and trusted currency

The race to issue a digital currency is on. Following the announcement ...
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The diamond, the Buddha and the violin

The diamond, the Buddha and the violin

Exploring central banks’ art collections ...
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Bulletin poll review 2020

Bulletin poll review 2020

In a year where Covid-19 dominated political and economic discourse, we look ...
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Outlook 2021: What next for reserve managers?

Outlook 2021: What next for reserve managers?

Further diversification of portfolios looks essential ...
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Outlook 2021: Digital dynamism will fuel Asia’s outperformance

Outlook 2021: Digital dynamism will fuel Asia’s outperformance

In Shenzhen in October, did we see a vision of the future? ...
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Outlook 2021: The best of Washington, the worst of Washington

Outlook 2021: The best of Washington, the worst of Washington

Gridlocked government could halt US economic recovery ...
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Alder sets out challenge for global regulators

Alder sets out challenge for global regulators

Non-bank financial institutions raise concerns ...
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Treasury FXR struggles with realities of manipulation

Treasury FXR struggles with realities of manipulation

Yellen should focus more on financial diplomacy and less on labelling ...
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Shedding light on China’s capital inflows

Shedding light on China’s capital inflows

Numbers offer insights into Chinese authorities’ strategy ...
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Banking on blockchain

Banking on blockchain

Financial sector refines DLT's transformative potential ...
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Johnson pursued by paradoxes of Brexit

Johnson pursued by paradoxes of Brexit

The reality of sovereignty: high price, little power ...
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10 reasons why renminbi will keep on rising

10 reasons why renminbi will keep on rising

Bumpy road ahead, but room for further Chinese currency appreciation ...
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