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The evolution of the renminbi

Central Banking speaks to five policy-makers about their thoughts on the prominence of the renminbi within central bank reserves following its inclusion in the International Monetary Fund’s special drawing rights.

Payment infrastructure for a digital era

Central Banking speaks to representatives from ACI Worldwide and Mastercard about why collaboration with the private sector is crucial for payment infrastructure in the digital era

Expecting the unexpected

Lars Schröder, senior engagement manager at SkySparc, looks at what is driving shifts in central banks’ technology requirements.

Are we entering the polymer age?

CCL Secure explores the security and anti-counterfeit benefits of polymer banknote technology. As this developing technology reveals its advantages over traditional paper-based banknotes, could we soon see a shift in the status quo in polymer’s favour?

The future of forward guidance

BNP Paribas Asset Management explores the current landscape around forward guidance, focusing on how central banks’ methods of communication are likely to evolve in the future. By Richard Barwell

Digital policy-making in a data-driven world

The way central banks think about data is changing. As the world becomes more digital, there is an ever-growing data pool from which central banks and regulators can draw information about the economy. Central Banking convened a webinar in association…

Improved central bank data management in a digital age

Data is crucial for central banks to make effective policy decisions, but many rely on traditional indicators that are no longer fit for purpose. New data infrastructures have the potential to provide central banks with a real-time snapshot of the…

Video interview: Howard Chang, TCSA

Central Banking met with Howard Chang, vice-president of global affairs at TCSA, to discuss the challenges faced by the global financial system and how data-driven policy-making can address some of these issues

Gold for central banking focus report 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and the reaction from central banks had a significant impact on the price of gold. Over the past few decades, central banks have viewed gold as a ‘safe-haven asset’ – an investment that can be used to dodge the impact of negative…

Video Q&A: Andrew Geggus, BNP Paribas

Central Banking met with Andrew Geggus, global head of agency lending trading at BNP Paribas, to discuss what the bank has seen from the central banking community in response to the Covid-19 crisis, and how this has impacted the securities lending…

How gold has regained its shine

In a year of exceptional circumstances – especially true for gold, which, in August, saw an all-time high price – Invesco explores how pandemic-driven uncertainty has returned the precious metal to the spotlight of the global monetary system.

The technical foundations of SupTech

Robert Binder, Daniel Kämmerer and Daniel Münch of BearingPoint RegTech explore the architectural principles crucial for successful supervisory technology – or SupTech – applications, and examine the future of regulatory reporting in this context, with…

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