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Shift at the FSF

But so far as the FSF goes, there is more to the criticism than sheer old European bloody-mindedness. The appointment does signal a shift.

Basel bunkum

No one understands the new Basel accord. Grown men are reduced to tears when they try. There are simply too many details for any one person to digest. But it is troubling indeed to learn that people don't even seem to understand how it was arrived at in…

Trichet brings SDRM down to earth

The IMF's much-vaunted Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism is the latest casualty in a string of apparently wasted efforts in attempting to find some way to save the world from the terrors of sovereign default. But a few months ago Banque de France…

Duisenberg soldiers on

No central bank takes kindly to politicians tampering with their business, and the ECB is no exception. In advance of its long-awaited rate cut this week, the ECB was told by Belgian finance minister Didier Reynders to be more active: "It is about time…

Duisenberg soldiers on

No central bank takes kindly to politicians tampering with their business, and the ECB is no exception. In advance of its long-awaited rate cut this week, the ECB was told by Belgian finance minister Didier Reynders to be more active: "It is about time…

More dynamic BOJ sees off media critics

Senior BOJ staff professes themselves pleased with the public relations impact of the more active communications strategy followed since Toshihiko Fukui took over from Hayami-san as governor in March. "Even Yomiuri Shimbun has stopped criticizing us,"…

Website of the year

The governor of the Bank of Canada, David Dodge, was in London to receive the award for the best central bank website for 2003.

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