The pandemic and climate crises call for bold action, write Gary Smith and John Nugée
Crisis-fighting has pushed central banks into new forms of risk-taking, which is impacting reserve managers
Covid-19 represents an unexpected shock that could cause further US dollar decoupling
Knut Kjær reflects on the character of the man that has led Norway’s $1.1 trillion SWF
Robert Pringle reveals details of Mbeki’s appeal to central bankers
Renminbi depreciation will cause problems at home and abroad
Traditional approaches to reserves management are breaking down, writes Jennifer Johnson-Calari
Kenneth Sullivan highlights the challenges for central banks in consistently accounting for monetary gold
Perng Fai-nan shares key insights upon accepting Central Banking’s Lifetime achievement award
The G-7’s bid to stem the yen’s appreciation threatens to damage Japan’s economy, Geoffrey Wood believes
China’s growing economic might has led to claims that the yuan will take its place among the reserve currencies. But, as Gary Smith argues, the link between GDP and reserve status is far from causal
Gold has many advantages as a benchmark of market expectations, Robert Pringle argues.
The credit crisis has highlighted that in times of turmoil, gold is one of the few assets that remains liquid, says Natalie Dempster, director of government affairs at the World Gold Council
The Chiang Mai initiative has cemented Asian financial stability. Jayant Menon, a principal economist at the Asian Development Bank, highlights three key themes to take from the project
The current plight of Latvia and its Baltic neighbours is far different from Argentina’s in the early part of this decade
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
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
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…
Chris Turner, the head of foreign exchange strategy research at ING wholesale banking in London, evaluates the possibility of sterilisation by central banks next year
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.
This article published Tuesday 15 May by Business Day asks why the Central Bank of Nigeria is so concerned about local banks shoring up on reserve management skills.