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Viewpoint - Axel Weber

Global opinion is divided over whether monetary policy should extend its remit to address financial stability concerns, but it is clear that central banks need to rethink their frameworks for policy setting and reduce their dependence on macroprudential measures.

IADB 2014

View from IADB 2014

The Banker's economics editor Silvia Pavoni and editor Brian Caplen summarise the key topics of discussion from this year's Inter-American Development Bank meeting.

Fai-nan Perng

Why great power demands great responsibility

Advanced economies such as the US and the eurozone enjoy enormous privilege as issuers of international currencies, says Taiwan’s central bank governor. This power needs to be tempered with a responsibility to promote economic stability on a global scale. 

Antonio Pires de Lima

Portugal looking beyond tentative recovery

While Portugal has moved out of recession – just – its recovery seems tentative at best. Its economy minister, however, is optimistic about the country's future, and tells Silvia Pavoni that its strong exports to countries outside of the eurozone in particular point to better times ahead.

Jim O’Neill

Is more moderate growth in China good for everyone?

The days of double-digit growth in China may be over, but the rest of the world has little reason to fear, says Jim O’Neill.

Edoh Kossi Amenounve

Building Francophone Africa’s capital markets

Francophone west Africa’s regional stock exchange, the BRVM, suffers from low turnover and a lack of listings. But its chief executive tells Paul Wallace he is determined to change that and bring about closer ties with Nigeria and Ghana’s stock markets. 

Luis Videgaray

The thinking behind Mexico's reforms

Mexico's finance minister, Luis Videgaray, details the herculean reforms his country is undertaking to improve the economy and increase the standard of living for all Mexicans.

Can green bonds help prevent climate catastrophe

Can green bonds help prevent climate catastrophe?

A groundswell of support for green finance means headway is being made in the transition to a low-carbon economy, with new sustainable models of finance, the issuance of green bonds and initiatives to level the playing field among banks. 

Pamela C M Mar

The opportunities presented by Asia's energy conundrum

Supplying Asia's growing middle classes and industries with energy is a headache for governments throughout the region. However, given that 55% of the world's new residential construction from now until 2025 will occur in China and south Asia, designing smart, energy-efficient buildings will go a long way to solving this problem.

Jacko Maree

The rise of African banking

Africa’s banking industry has gone through huge changes during Jacko Maree’s career. The former chief executive of Standard Bank believes the future for banks on the continent looks promising, but says they will have to adapt to regulatory changes and tap new types of clients. Interview by Paul Wallace.

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