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Big data in central banks focus report 2018

The third Central Banking big data focus report delves further into recent trends as central banks grapple with the question of upgrading their approaches to data

The 2018 survey of central bank big data usage reveals how the topic remains a major research issue and is increasingly finding its way into policy debates. But, for many, innovative research is running ahead of governance reform.

The report includes an interview with IMF statistics chief Louis Marc Ducharme, a feature on how central banks are making use of regtech, a roundtable discussion, and more.

Download the 2018 focus report in PDF format.

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The data commons: Taking big data global

The International Monetary Fund’s first-ever overarching strategy on data aims to spread big data expertise among fund members. Louis Marc Ducharme discusses the upcoming challenges.

Capitalising on regtech

Regulatory technology could prove effective in improving data reporting and supervisory monitoring, but central banks have a long way to go to making this a reality, writes Joel Clark.

Putting big data into action

Big data is changing the way central banks think about the economy and oversee the financial system. In a forum sponsored by BearingPoint, Central Banking convened a panel of experts to discuss the innovative ways central banks are making use of big data.

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