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Read the latest financial and monetary policy news and commentary from OMFIF’s in-house analysts and global network of specialists.

Stick or twist? Tough questions ahead for reserve managers

A return to diversification or a ‘wait-and-see’ approach?
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Central and eastern European sovereigns must step up GSS issuance

Central and eastern European sovereigns must step up GSS issuance

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Investors ‘disappointed’ with slow development of green, social and sustainable bonds
Borrowers urged to issue more sustainability-linked bonds

Borrowers urged to issue more sustainability-linked bonds

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Narrowly missing targets is a sign of issuer ambition – not failure
Should SSA and sovereign markets be grouped together?

Should SSA and sovereign markets be grouped together?

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Public sector bond market divided over how to boost liquidity in Europe
Real-time settlement of bonds is ‘fundamentally problematic’

Real-time settlement of bonds is ‘fundamentally problematic’

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Still a long way to go in digitalisation of debt capital markets
EU primary dealer exits underline pressure facing smaller banks

EU primary dealer exits underline pressure facing smaller banks

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Fears that more bank departures will follow
Slow-burning route to financial disorder

Slow-burning route to financial disorder

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Central banks as sorcerers: well-intentioned actions with disastrous results
India poised between global clout and looming domestic threats

India poised between global clout and looming domestic threats

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Strong economic growth, but democracy at risk
NDB begins ‘new journey’ after selling first bond since Russia-Ukraine conflict

NDB begins ‘new journey’ after selling first bond since Russia-Ukraine conflict

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Bank starts road to redemption with capital markets return
Inflation, ideology, debt and war: unsettling snapshot from OMFIF advisory council

Inflation, ideology, debt and war: unsettling snapshot from OMFIF advisory council

‘We haven’t yet found out who is swimming naked when the tide recedes’
ESG investors must engage with emerging markets to deepen capital base

ESG investors must engage with emerging markets to deepen capital base

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Should developing markets evolve locally or raise funds internationally?
Smaller SSA issuers must ensure secondary market liquidity

Smaller SSA issuers must ensure secondary market liquidity

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Issuers urged not to be 'greedy' in times of crisis and high volatility
EU Green Bond Standard a ‘wasted opportunity’ for issuers

EU Green Bond Standard a ‘wasted opportunity’ for issuers

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Frustrations around alignment with EU taxonomy hamper progress
NGEU signals new era in public finance philosophy

NGEU signals new era in public finance philosophy

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Is an overhaul of how public money is spent overdue?
Gilt market faces unprecedented test

Gilt market faces unprecedented test

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As UK debt issuance soars, will asset managers reach saturation point?
What Pakistan can learn from Sri Lanka’s troubles

What Pakistan can learn from Sri Lanka’s troubles

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A closer look at South Asia’s debt crisis

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