Covid-19 has set back progress on hard-won reforms
Sweden is the only nation to have implemented negative rates and then returned them to ‘normal’ territory. What can central bankers learn from the Swedish experience?
The Bahamas’ e-solutions manager Bobby Chen speaks about how Covid-19 brought forward the nationwide launch of the ‘sand dollar’, and how limits and wallet types are affecting usage
Róbert Rékási speaks to Central Banking about how Covid-19 has changed gold investment trends
Central banks should start tackling the accounting, legal and policy challenges related to CBDC
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.
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
Bulgaria and Croatia expect net positive effect as they move to join euro, while others remain reluctant
High-frequency data holds the promise of speed and adaptability, but there are drawbacks
Rafael Schmidt and Bruno Tissot offer insights on developing a comprehensive information strategy
The multiple-issuer/one-currency paradigm is set to remain in a CBDC world
Evidence of hoarding in Australia, Brazil, Canada, the eurozone, Russia and the US
Extreme market stresses are underscoring central role non-banks play in crisis contagion
Lockdown represents another inflection point for central banks managing $12 trillion in FX reserves
Eurozone’s central bank may need to break its prohibition on monetary financing to fight pandemic
Covid-19 could act as a catalyst for Yellen-backed move to adopt elements of price-level targeting
Insight and perspectives from the world's leaders, premier policy-makers and financiers
Most central banks believe there are retail uses for CBDCs, but few plan to launch one in the next five years
What insights can history provide for central banks hit by large rises in government debt?
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…
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 third annual Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) survey reveals that central banks view BRI investment as sustainable compared with other forms of external debt, particularly given it is often proportionally less significant. Despite growing global trade…
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…