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Central banks call for action on biodiversity

Central banks call for action on biodiversity

ECB’s Elderson reminds banks of end-2024 deadline for climate and environmental risks ...
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China’s economic recovery is balance sheet constrained

China’s economic recovery is balance sheet constrained

The era of fiscal trade-offs in China has begun ...
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What Ukraine needs from the IMF/World Bank

What Ukraine needs from the IMF/World Bank

Economy minister sets out hopes for support package ahead of annual meetings ...
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IMF agenda should focus on more than just global macro travails

IMF agenda should focus on more than just global macro travails

Don’t forget the fires in the inbox where the Fund can make a big difference ...
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EU has some way to go to establish itself as a sovereign issuer

EU has some way to go to establish itself as a sovereign issuer

EU restricted from becoming a permanent borrower, hampering sovereign status ...
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Digital lending critical to reimagining MSME financing in the Philippines

Digital lending critical to reimagining MSME financing in the Philippines

New types of finance can strengthen small Filipino businesses following the pandemic ...
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What the Ethereum merge means for crypto institutions

What the Ethereum merge means for crypto institutions

Network now more scalable and energy efficient ...
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Surge in UK gilt yields exposes pension fund weaknesses

Surge in UK gilt yields exposes pension fund weaknesses

Low, not rising, yields were thought to be the danger ...
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Major central banks cool on retail CBDC

Major central banks cool on retail CBDC

Amid urgent financial stability issues, digital fiat currency seen as a distraction ...
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Amusement and disdain over Truss’s policies weaken Britain’s global clout

Amusement and disdain over Truss’s policies weaken Britain’s global clout

Complaints about ‘fiscal hooliganism’ amid PM’s U-turn over top tax rate ...
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Fed will reduce inflation without provoking serious downturn

Fed will reduce inflation without provoking serious downturn

US central bank has made up for lost time on rates, but has further to go ...
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Bank of England intervention won’t be enough

Bank of England intervention won’t be enough

Onus on UK government to change its fiscal plans ...
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