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Estonia builds its fintech muscle

April 1, 2019

Estonia has the plan, resources and attitude to become the leading fintech hub in the Baltic region. But can it deliver on its dream?

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Can EU ambitions power a harmonious future for Bosnia-Herzegovina?

April 1, 2019

Bosnia-Herzegovina applied to join the EU in 2016 but slow progress threatens to thwart its hopes. 

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EBRD chief economist highlights ageing challenge for eastern Europe

April 1, 2019

The fear of a country ‘getting old before it gets rich’ has been applied to China. But the EBRD’s Sergei Guriev says this is also a challenge for eastern European countries.

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EBRD president focuses on quality and expansion possibilities

April 1, 2019

The president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Sir Suma Chakrabarti, talks to Brian Caplen ahead of May’s annual EBRD meeting in Sarajevo.

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Chin-Long Yang: How to rise to new monetary policy challenges

January 2, 2019

As the pace of change in banking and finance accelerates with the implementation of new technology, it is the responsibility of central banks and monetary authorities to set the agenda for the future, writes Chin-Long Yang, Taiwan's central bank governor. 

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Bambang Brodjonegor: Indonesia has eyes fixed on poverty reduction

January 2, 2019

Indonesia is contending with natural disasters, investors de-risking and general election uncertainty. But the government will not shrink from its aim of poverty reduction, minister for national development planning Bambang Brodjonegor tells Adrienne Klasa. 

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Rogério Zandamela: Restructuring Mozambique for a post-debt crisis revival

January 2, 2019

Rogério Zandamela, a former senior IMF official and now the governor of Mozambique’s central bank, talks to Peter Wise about repairing the damage inflicted by the country's debt crisis, upgrading its banking regulation and the prospects for an economy about to tap huge natural gas resources.

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John Rwangombwa: Delivering Rwanda's digital-driven economy, where everyone is a winner

January 2, 2019

Rwandan central bank governor John Rwangombwa explains how the government's drive to achieve a cashless society will benefit all levels of society by expanding financial inclusivity, increasing tax revenues and boosting grassroots businesses.

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Lorenzo Codogno: Why Italy’s budget brings major sustainability risks

January 2, 2019

The Italian coalition government's strategy is unlikely to improve the economy in the long run, says London School of Economics visiting professor Lorenzo Codogno.

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Matthew Blake: Financial services must take the lead in defining customer data principles

January 2, 2019

Customer data has been identified as a major risk facing the financial system, which is why the World Economic Forum (WEF) has been working on the formulation of principles surrounding its use, dissemination and possible leaks. WEF committee member Matthew Blake explains.

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