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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
Geopolitical risk has shifted into higher gear since Marrakech

Geopolitical risk has shifted into higher gear since Marrakech

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The world keeps turning, and not for the better
No country in Africa ‘standing still’ in financial market development

No country in Africa ‘standing still’ in financial market development

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AFMI launch panellists discuss their progress
Bank of England chief economist: ‘More work to do’ to get to 2%

Bank of England chief economist: ‘More work to do’ to get to 2%

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Monetary policy-makers facing a very ‘different distribution of macroeconomic shocks’
International demand for European safe assets a ‘zero-sum game’

International demand for European safe assets a ‘zero-sum game’

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European triple-A public sector bond market saturated with similar ambitions
A two-state solution will be hard-fought

A two-state solution will be hard-fought

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Middle East war to continue as long as Russo-Ukraine conflict
African markets make progress despite global shocks

African markets make progress despite global shocks

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Absa Africa Financial Markets Index scores increase for the second year running
How Ukraine reconstruction could help Europe

How Ukraine reconstruction could help Europe

Hopes and hurdles for enlargement process spurred by Russian war

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