Central banks are up against multi-faceted challenges and weakened autonomy amid highly polarised inflation expectations
EU must address significant weaknesses if it wants to combat illicit money flows, write Panicos Demetriades and Radosveta Vassileva
Results of the 17th annual Reserve Management Trends survey of reserve managers conducted in February and March 2021
Central bank aims to double gold reserves over the next five years and support local mining industry
As Iran goes to the polls, high inflation is still plaguing the economy. Steve Hanke looks at solutions
Government initiative aims to prevent smuggling
Rate of gold buying down on first quarter of 2020, as Hungary leads purchases
Purchase programmes can save resources, while fostering security and fairness in mining industry
Central bank is buying unrefined gold, but IMF officials warn safeguards are at risk
MNB says inflation risk and higher government debt played “key role” in decision
Insights on staffing and salaries, technological automation, data security, rule compliance, gender equality and green office spaces in accounting, audit, HR and administration
The way central banks think about data is changing. As the world becomes more digital, there is an ever-growing data pool from which central banks and regulators can draw information about the economy. Central Banking convened a webinar in association…
WGC says higher local demand boosted gold trading between banks and CBRT
Researcher says large holdings can be justified, but only for some purposes
Róbert Rékási speaks to Central Banking about how Covid-19 has changed gold investment trends
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
Key survey data and comments reinforce the main findings in Invesco’s central bank reserve management white paper on the revival of gold as a reserve asset.
In a year of exceptional circumstances – especially true for gold, which, in August, saw an all-time high price – Invesco explores how pandemic-driven uncertainty has returned the precious metal to the spotlight of the global monetary system.
Sales by gold producers Turkey and Uzbekistan lead decline in global holdings
Lower yields remain the top worry of reserve managers in 2020, study finds
Perspectives on staffing, coverage, portfolio construction, benchmarking, external parties and risk
Average gold holdings on the continent stand at 10.6 million ounces
Average reserve management team size is less than 30 employees