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Five trends that will pave the way for a prosperous decade

Five trends that will pave the way for a prosperous decade

Embracing innovative technologies will increase access to and democratisation of capital markets ...
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DMI Journal: Review of the year

DMI Journal: Review of the year

2020 saw central banks’ plans for digital currencies ramp up several notches. This could be the year that theory turns into practice ...
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Asia’s road to recovery

Asia’s road to recovery

Big thinking required to regenerate economy ...
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How to resolve fiscal-monetary tensions

How to resolve fiscal-monetary tensions

Building up central bank loss reserves and other stratagems to manage risks ...
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Fed should speak out on financial stability

Fed should speak out on financial stability

Caution in the face of weakening economic recovery could last months ...
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Does central bank capital matter?

Does central bank capital matter?

Eurosystem risk-sharing and capital structure will pose challenges as policy normalises ...
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Germany’s new power tandem should back Merz

Germany’s new power tandem should back Merz

Economic thinker can become finance minister – if he shows team spirit ...
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Outlook 2021: Sovereign debt can boost euro’s reserve currency status

Outlook 2021: Sovereign debt can boost euro’s reserve currency status

Rising volumes, including new EU issuance programmes, rivalling US Treasury market ...
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Expect inflation and strong second-half recovery

Expect inflation and strong second-half recovery

Europe-US China tensions to remain as euro area divisions resurface ...
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Outlook 2021: Beware rising neutral rates

Outlook 2021: Beware rising neutral rates

Central banks should be prepared to act promptly to avoid future pain ...
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Lack of trust opens door for cryptocurrencies

Lack of trust opens door for cryptocurrencies

Private sector will move in when central banks lose public faith ...
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The Bank of England nearly financed the deficit. Does it matter?

The Bank of England nearly financed the deficit. Does it matter?

Central banks have always been involved in government debt markets ...
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