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Despite crypto crash, financial institutions are cautiously wading into digital assets

Despite crypto crash, financial institutions are cautiously wading into digital assets

Economies increasingly welcoming digital strategies into their financial system ...
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Most read 2022: Equivalency pivotal issue in debate over future of central bank money

Most read 2022: Equivalency pivotal issue in debate over future of central bank money

Digital cash and CBDCs diverge on key characteristics ...
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Financial institutions assessing how best to improve data infrastructure

Financial institutions assessing how best to improve data infrastructure

Digital payments systems and data management tools will continue their upward trajectory ...
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Most read 2022: Year of Hobson’s choice: UK recession is inevitable

Most read 2022: Year of Hobson’s choice: UK recession is inevitable

Today’s stagflation will end sooner than in 1970s, with less inflation and bigger downturn ...
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Sustainable assets gaining traction despite standards issue

Sustainable assets gaining traction despite standards issue

OMFIF research highlights the progress, and issues, around ESG investing ...
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OMFIF surveys reveal differing views on China by global public investors

OMFIF surveys reveal differing views on China by global public investors

To renminbi or not to renminbi, that is the question ...
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Most read 2022: Russia’s economy may be much smaller than reported

Most read 2022: Russia’s economy may be much smaller than reported

Failure to attract allies showcases Russia’s underperforming economy ...
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Sovereign ratings under pressure entering 2023

Sovereign ratings under pressure entering 2023

War in Ukraine, slow growth and high inflation having an impact ...
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Regulators and central banks won’t solve climate change on their own

Regulators and central banks won’t solve climate change on their own

Political will and carbon pricing needed to stop the world from warming ...
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Global economy faces challenging 2023

Global economy faces challenging 2023

Extent of malaise unclear with more questions than answers ...
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Public pension funds could be the next champions of sustainable finance

Public pension funds could be the next champions of sustainable finance

Due to their deep pockets, long-term time horizons and a mandate to serve their constituencies, public pensions funds find themselves at the forefront of sustainable finance ...
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Smaller sovereigns opting for flexibility with debut ESG issuance

Smaller sovereigns opting for flexibility with debut ESG issuance

Green projects harder to find as NGEU funds arrive ...
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