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Central banks should be prepared to pay for CBDCs

Reluctance to fully invest is holding the technology back
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Insights from Budapest point to resilience in central and eastern Europe

Insights from Budapest point to resilience in central and eastern Europe

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Creative economic policy-making employed to address macro challenges in region hit hard by successive crises
Global financial system underprepared to deal with cyberattacks

Global financial system underprepared to deal with cyberattacks

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Cybersecurity should be central to financial risk assessments
UK pension funds can learn from Canada and Australia

UK pension funds can learn from Canada and Australia

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Consolidation and scaling will bring long-term investment benefits
Voluntary commitments insufficient to end race to godlike AI

Voluntary commitments insufficient to end race to godlike AI

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Binding policies are necessary to mitigate risks from unfettered development
German budget disarray sends out powerful ripples beyond Berlin

German budget disarray sends out powerful ripples beyond Berlin

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Olaf Scholz, encountering Liz Truss moment, could face early elections
David Cameron set to ‘slip effortlessly’ into foreign secretary role

David Cameron set to ‘slip effortlessly’ into foreign secretary role

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Former PM’s return will bring weight and experience to the cabinet
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
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
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
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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