After Sveriges Riksbank secured the transparency award last year, the Swedish central bank’s head of communications, Ann-Leena Mikiver, said one of the next challenges would be to “expose our own experts to explain the data behind the decisions”. If this was a gauntlet thrown down by what many consider to be the world’s most transparent central bank, then it is the Czech National Bank (CNB) that has taken up the challenge.
The CNB has long been considered among the top tier of central banks when
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