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The time for Africa’s financial transformation is now

The time for Africa’s financial transformation is now

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‘The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.’ – African proverb
The perils of monetary policy and its discontents

The perils of monetary policy and its discontents

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Excessive criticism could harm stabilisation policy
Greening portfolios is simple, real-world decarbonisation is not

Greening portfolios is simple, real-world decarbonisation is not

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Active engagement is a crucial tool for public investors to drive the green transition
Scotland must be serious about ‘kilts’ for it to make sense

Scotland must be serious about ‘kilts’ for it to make sense

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Any issuance at present is purely symbolic
Scaling up sustainability-linked bonds issuance in emerging markets

Scaling up sustainability-linked bonds issuance in emerging markets

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Innovative financing instruments are not only distinct, they are necessary to ensure sustainable development
Dollar remains dominant despite growing demand for currency diversification

Dollar remains dominant despite growing demand for currency diversification

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This is unlikely to change soon unless more radical policies are envisaged
‘Exodus’ scenario may be most feasible solution for Israel-Hamas war

‘Exodus’ scenario may be most feasible solution for Israel-Hamas war

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Though unpalatable, global deliberations of Gaza’s future must consider relocation
AI in agriculture calls for imaginative policy-making

AI in agriculture calls for imaginative policy-making

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Ignoring technological changes in agrarian relations would be ill-advised
Italy’s central bank faces a turning point

Italy’s central bank faces a turning point

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Difficult road ahead for new Banca d’Italia governor
Markets need to ‘act faster and fix faster’ for a global digital marketplace

Markets need to ‘act faster and fix faster’ for a global digital marketplace

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Wholesale CBDC development will be process of evolution rather than revolution, OMFIF-Visa report finds
Zimbabwe makes foray into gold-backed CBDC

Zimbabwe makes foray into gold-backed CBDC

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Questions abound for the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe over implementation
What's behind the US bond sell-off

What’s behind the US bond sell-off

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High yields are a temporary market imbalance
It’s time to tackle Europe’s economic and monetary slippage

It’s time to tackle Europe’s economic and monetary slippage

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Overcoming the euro’s systemic problems requires competence, vision and courage
International pressures on central banks

International pressures on central banks

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Steering narrow path between constitutionality and competence
ECB eyes entry to digital payments space as CBDC takes shape

ECB eyes entry to digital payments space as CBDC takes shape

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The central bank is gearing up to provide its own wallet for the digital euro
Benefits and risks of AI are finally being taken seriously

Benefits and risks of AI are finally being taken seriously

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Research on the macroeconomic effects of AI has moved past speculation

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