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Big Tech looks to opportunities in Asia

Big Tech looks to opportunities in Asia

Financial regulators should watch what is happening in China ...
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Treasury must call the shots on US foreign exchange policy

Treasury must call the shots on US foreign exchange policy

Trump’s approach was problematic, but it had teeth ...
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Ultralong bond debate highlights US Treasury tensions

Ultralong bond debate highlights US Treasury tensions

Debt management must evolve beyond the narrow view of lowest cost ...
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Asia is ready to invest more in Central America

Asia is ready to invest more in Central America

Connectivity and competitiveness are key to boosting flows ...
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Fed can crush ‘bond vigilantes’ if it chooses

Fed can crush ‘bond vigilantes’ if it chooses

Unruly trading in Treasury market, sparked by uncertainty, may force Fed deeper into toolkit ...
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ESG criteria are distorting markets and portfolio decisions

ESG criteria are distorting markets and portfolio decisions

Will governments seize on the ESG wave to advance their political aims? ...
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Financial policy-makers weigh in on gender balance

Financial policy-makers weigh in on gender balance

Senior figures from public and private sector offer solutions for addressing inequality ...
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Currency disputes may soon resurface

Currency disputes may soon resurface

Biden administration could face new debates over global imbalances ...
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Heavy losses for Merkel complicate European recovery policies

Heavy losses for Merkel complicate European recovery policies

CDU election setbacks raise doubts over Europe’s economic rebound ...
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China moves towards greater control over fintechs

China moves towards greater control over fintechs

Regulation of P2P lending and greater scrutiny of Ant Group only the beginning ...
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ECB brushes aside legal action over emergency easing

ECB brushes aside legal action over emergency easing

‘Moment of truth will come slowly but not smoothly’ ...
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Green push puts CBDC centre stage

Green push puts CBDC centre stage

Bitcoin undermined by large energy costs ...
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