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Covid-19 shifts pattern of globalisation

Covid-19 shifts pattern of globalisation

Changes brought about by the pandemic will persist ...
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Emerging markets are losing the race for green finance

Emerging markets are losing the race for green finance

Chasm between developed and emerging markets is growing wider ...
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China’s global financial footprint

China’s global financial footprint

Offshore activities make Chinese presence much greater than it seems ...
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Reserve managers turn to ETFs for ESG

Reserve managers turn to ETFs for ESG

Investors are recognising the potential impact on risk and return ...
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South Africa unearths hidden strengths during pandemic

South Africa unearths hidden strengths during pandemic

The country’s economy has coped with Covid-19 better than expected ...
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The Fed’s dangerous experiment

The Fed’s dangerous experiment

Complacent consensus on inflation ignores explosion in money growth ...
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Dignified navigator of Parisian finance

Dignified navigator of Parisian finance

Jeancourt: charming autocrat, gifted banker and flamboyant lover of livresque art ...
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Climate change is a green swan

Climate change is a green swan

Global coordination and the role of central banks in net-zero transition ...
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Central European outliers stick to inflation targeting

Central European outliers stick to inflation targeting

Culture and history prompt Czechia and Hungary to buck loosening trend ...
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German companies back Brussels climate mitigation policy

German companies back Brussels climate mitigation policy

OMFIF reveals German welcome in first big European survey on corporate reaction to EU sustainability reporting plans ...
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Next Generation EU issuance will boost euro's reserve status

Next Generation EU issuance will boost euro’s reserve status

Market optimistic after huge investor demand for debut deal ...
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Accepting bitcoin as legal tender sign of monetary eccentricity

Accepting bitcoin as legal tender sign of monetary eccentricity

Ability to issue a widely accepted fiat currency is a competence of a sovereign authority ...
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