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Leaders warn of China's CBDC dominance

Leaders warn of China’s CBDC dominance

Calls for Europe and US to co-operate on digital currency rules ...
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After strategy review, ECB walks inflation tightrope

After strategy review, ECB walks inflation tightrope

De Guindos on fiscal stimulus and wage increases: ‘Predictions can be right and wrong’ ...
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Conspiracy law could solve blockchain’s oversight problem

Conspiracy law could solve blockchain’s oversight problem

Enforceability issues holding back wider adoption ...
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Hawks succeed in ECB review – but can they win next battle?

Hawks succeed in ECB review – but can they win next battle?

Return to Bundesbank’s forgotten ‘pragmatic monetarism’ ...
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Central banks must change course to avoid possible financial crisis

Central banks must change course to avoid possible financial crisis

High leverage poses great dangers unless Fed modifies ‘static approach’ ...
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Political elite is bending European law

Political elite is bending European law

Compliant courts are aiding the attempt to achieve centralisation ...
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Inflation pressures poised to ease

Inflation pressures poised to ease

Demographics, debt and technology will hold back price increases ...
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How to recover sustainably and equitably

How to recover sustainably and equitably

Fed presidents discuss priorities and challenges in the road ahead ...
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Dollar’s global role: extraordinary privilege or burden?

Dollar’s global role: extraordinary privilege or burden?

Exaggerated debate is often conflated with other factors ...
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Special ECB conclave to debate inflation and asset purchases

Special ECB conclave to debate inflation and asset purchases

Efforts to overcome fault lines between euro area debtors and creditors ...
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Increase in inflation will not last

Increase in inflation will not last

Supply chain bottlenecks will ease alongside labour market recovery ...
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