Christopher Jeffery is Editor-in-chief of Central Banking Publications, which includes the Central Banking Journal, CentralBanking.com and Central Banking On Air. He has more than 15 years of journalistic experience covering banking, business, economics, finance and public policy in London, Hong Kong and New York. Recent interviews include those with Agustín Carstens, Stanley Fisher, Stefan Ingves, Christian Noyer, Raghuram Rajan, Robert Schiller and Christopher Sims. Chris is founder of the Central Banking Awards, set up to recognise excellence in the central banking community; as well as the IFF China Report, a publication offering insight and opinion from China’s top policy-makers. Chris was previously Editor of Asia Risk in Hong Kong and Deputy Editor of Risk in London.
Europe has made substantial ground in reducing fiscal deficits and meeting conditions for future economic growth; ECB has facilitated ‘smooth’ de-leveraging of banks, says Banque de France governor
Javier Duclaud explains Mexico’s problems in 2008, why the country has increased reserves by $70 billion and how Dodd-Frank and Basel III are causing sterilisation problems for central banks
ECB operations are critical for European bank funding as the interbank market is all but broken, says NALM panellist
Interview: Norman Chan
Interview: José Darío Uribe
Angolan central bank looks to invest in Brazilian, Chinese and African debt as it reassesses its reserves guidelines in light of the eurozone debt crisis and persistently low US Treasury yields
UK chancellor wants to drive through legislation granting the Bank of England statutory power for prudential supervision; ring-fencing left out of Financial Services Bill
African central bank risk chiefs say reserves managers need to beware the numbers produced by complicated risk management software systems and rely more on their own qualitative judgement
The drop-off in US Treasury yields and concern about a eurozone sovereign collapse has prompted a number of African central banks to review their reserves allocations
The G-20 does not plan to sit still after its historic endorsement of Basel III. New targets include too-big-to-fail institutions, the shadow-banking system and commodity derivatives, according to Sumi.