Crisis responses were needed, but have exacerbated significant underlying challenges facing central banks
Tips could play a critical role in providing the infrastructure for a digital euro as well as facilitating fast and efficient cross-border payments
Acting governor fires key staff and is accused of undoing reforms, as World Bank threatens to suspend funds
EAC, Ecowas and SADC can adopt practical steps learned from the EMU
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
The Belt and Road Initiative has expanded to corners of the globe never thought possible; investment in Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean has strengthened free trade and fostered positive development. But there is still work to be done to ensure a…
What insights can history provide for central banks hit by large rises in government debt?