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Elvira Nabiullina: how Russia is meeting inflation expectations

September 1, 2017

Russia's central bank governor talks to Stefanie Linhardt about how the country is reaching its inflation targets, why its international reserves have been rising, what impact low interest rates have had, and why Russia's banking sector is now in a stable position.

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Yves Mersch: the case for keeping cash

September 1, 2017

In a digital age where financial institutions are trying to keep pace with the fintechs, there is still a case for cash, writes a member of the European Central Bank’s executive board.

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Zeti Akhtar Aziz: why Asia will be ready for the next crisis

September 1, 2017

The former governor of Malaysia’s central bank underlines the need to build resilience to manage future shocks to the global financial system, highlighting Asia’s comprehensive policy response after the 1997 financial crisis.

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Tony Elumelu: why Africapitalists will build a continent's future

September 1, 2017

While Africa comprises diverse countries with disparate fortunes, its most successful economies typically rely on a strong private sector. But as the G20 launches a 'compact' with Africa to accelerate private sector growth, it is crucial that this consists of a long-term partnership with the continent that promotes local entrepreneurship, writes the founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

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José Viñals: the chance for banks to show their worth

September 1, 2017

A decade after the global financial crisis, with its legacy of low interest rates, and amid the threat of disruptive fintechs, international banks must be a force for good, providing expertise and finance to encourage global trade, writes the group chairman of Standard Chartered. 

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Bruno Le Maire: France is back in business

September 1, 2017

France embraced change at its recent presidential election, writes its minister for the economy and finance. Now Emmanuel Macron’s new government aims to transform the economy by reforming labour laws, cutting business taxes, boosting training and overhauling the pension system. It also has its eye on shaking up the EU.  

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Sharon Bowles: the intertwining strands of the clearing conundrum

September 1, 2017

When in 2009 the G20 essentially deemed that 'everything had to be regulated', clearing swiftly became a bone of contention between the UK and the EU. Almost a decade later, Brexit looks likely to revive the old arguments, writes the former chair of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.

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Guy Debelle: why the FX Global Code matters

September 1, 2017

The FX Global Code was launched in May 2017 to restore market trust and encourage a well-functioning wholesale foreign exchange market. Now is the time for market participants to sign up to the code and embed best practice in their daily activities, writes the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Talking tough on Brexit: a German perspective

May 29, 2017

Andreas Dombret, a board member at Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, tells Stefanie Linhardt about the consequences of a no-deal Brexit, and what banks looking to relocate from the UK to Germany should expect.

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SAMA vice-governor looks to add value to the Saudi economy

May 2, 2017

Saudi Arabia's economy has been flat over the past few years, largely due to the slump in oil prices. However, as the vice-governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Furaih, tells James King, the banking sector is performing well, bolstered by newcomers adding value to the country.

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