BoE’s Shafik sees scope for reducing sovereign spillovers

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Minouche Shafik
Department for International Development

Policy-makers could draw lessons from central banks' lender-of-last-resort function in designing methods for better dealing with sovereign debt crises, the Bank of England's (BoE) deputy governor for markets and banking, Minouche Shafik, said on September 22.

In remarks to the David Hume Institute in Edinburgh, Shafik said while "safety nets" are in place for banks, the International Monetary Fund could be handed a larger role in establishing a similar framework for governments. She argued it

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