Top central bankers meet at IMF to discuss way forward in the 'new normal'

Central bank independence should survive the broadening of mandates, central bankers say

Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund

Luminaries of the world of central banking, including Jaime Caruana, general manager of the Bank for International Settlements, Central Bank of Brazil governor Alexandre Tombini, Thomas Jordan, governor of the Swiss National Bank, and Benoît Cœuré of the European Central Bank (ECB) met at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday to work through some existential questions raised by the ‘new normal' for monetary policy.

Opening the all-day conference in Washington, DC, IMF managing director

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