2021: The year in review

Central Banking looks back at the stories that made the biggest impact in 2021

Christine Lagarde, Benoit Coeure, Gita Gopinath and Jerome Powell
From left: Christine Lagarde, Benoît Cœuré, Gita Gopinath, Jerome Powell
ECB/InfoPro Digital/IMF, Joshua Roberts/Federal Reserve

If 2020 marked a year of crisis fighting for central banks, 2021 was the year in which institutions around the world began to come to terms with the longer-run effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Towards the start of the year, most central banks were in full easing mode, as economies struggled to recover from the shock of the pandemic. The European Central Bank stepped up its asset purchases, the Bank of England told markets to prepare for negative rates and the Federal Reserve kept buying bonds

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