Ten heroes of monetary gold

Timothy Green, a journalist who has written about gold for 40 years, lists the ten individuals and institutions that have most shaped the precious metal's monetary history

Our outdated global monetary regime must go

From its roots in post-war reconstruction, the current international monetary system has evolved into a regime fundamentally unsuited to the realities of today's global economy. But it cannot last, writes Ousmene Mandeng

What's behind the fear of intervention?

Central banks' unwillingness to defend their currencies' value through foreign-exchange intervention despite abundant dollar reserves highlights a fear of intervening. Such a fear should lead central banks to review why they hold reserves, says Ousmene…

What next from Chinese reserve managers?

These two articles analyse this week's announcement that the new agency managing part of China's $1.2 trillion in foreign reserves will buy a $3 billion stake in the American private equity firm, Blackstone Group LP.

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