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Has Covid-19 made gold shine brighter?

The price of gold has skyrocketed this year, but central banks have not flocked to invest as they have done in the past, write Rachael King and Victor Mendez‑Barreira.

Gold reserves in central banks – 2020 survey results

Reserve managers share their views on future gold holdings, target allocations, purchasing and storage approaches, the use of ETFs, and the impact of Covid-19, in the results of a new joint Central Banking-Invesco survey. By Nick Carver and Robert Pringle

The IFF China Report 2020: Green finance and fintech

Green finance has been steadily growing over the past few years. As China has come under greater scrutiny about the scope of its projects, the Belt and Road Initiative has evolved to foster sustainability both in terms of debt servicing and…

The IFF China Report 2020: The Belt and Road Initiative

Over the past six years, China has invested more than $500 billion in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – of which there are now in excess of 150 participating counties and organisations. Leading Chinese and international policy-makers explain how BRI…

The IFF China Report 2020: China’s opening-up

Extending from east to west, China’s Belt and Road Initiative now encompasses as much as 65% of the world’s countries and a significant portion of global GDP. When first announced, investment was primarily targeted at transport infrastructure – but this…

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