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Europe’s unnecessary interest rate cut

ECB should take its ‘data-dependent’ approach more seriously
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Digital money summit 2024: new engines and new rules

Digital money summit 2024: new engines and new rules

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Experts gather in London to discuss the future of finance
The future of payments: a new engine?

The future of payments: a new engine?

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Former BoE official addresses OMFIF’s Digital money summit 2024
Is offline functionality worth the effort?

Is offline functionality worth the effort?

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Central banks need not be discouraged by design considerations to achieve financially inclusive and resilient payments systems
Tokenising assets goes hand in hand with cash on chain

Tokenising assets goes hand in hand with cash on chain

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Creating a global network of interoperable CBDCs will be no small feat
Nagel warms to interest rate cuts, stresses differences with US

Nagel warms to interest rate cuts, stresses differences with US

Bundesbank president underlines strategic importance of digital payments
Getting AI policy in the financial sector right

Getting AI policy in the financial sector right

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Regulators discuss path forward for AI in finance at 2024 OMFIF seminar
Comprehensive social safety nets required to combat AI upheaval

Comprehensive social safety nets required to combat AI upheaval

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Data dignity and universal adjustment assistance among attractive solutions
HKMA experiments show progress but connective tissue still missing

HKMA experiments show progress but connective tissue still missing

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Benefits of digitalisation projects won’t emerge until they begin to operate together
Transition to digital payments must be ‘carefully managed’

Transition to digital payments must be ‘carefully managed’

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The role of CBDCs in broader financial inclusion
M-pesa success shows importance of competition in payments

M-pesa success shows importance of competition in payments

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Banks must overcome understandable reluctance to industry disruption
Digital assets need interoperability to achieve global scale

Digital assets need interoperability to achieve global scale

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For tokenisation to really take off, a global mindset and interoperability between different networks and systems is essential
Artificial intelligence arms race is heating up

Artificial intelligence arms race is heating up

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AI is becoming an important weapon for fraudsters
Bringing stablecoins into the UK’s real economy

Bringing stablecoins into the UK’s real economy

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Systemic stablecoins would need to ‘meet the tests of singleness of money and settlement finality’
How the Middle East and Africa are transforming digital payments

How the Middle East and Africa are transforming digital payments

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Leveraging technology to reach financial inclusion goals
Consumers need compelling reason to overcome CBDC reluctance

Consumers need compelling reason to overcome CBDC reluctance

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Private sector may have vested interest in helping central banks

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