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UK’s FCA consults on measures to increase boards’ diversity

UK’s FCA consults on measures to increase boards’ diversity

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has opened a consultation on measures to increase the ethnic and gender diversity of stock exchange listed firms’ boards, by asking for responses on whether it should mandate such firms…

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DLT handles major transaction volume in digital euro experiment

DLT handles major transaction volume in digital euro experiment

Blockchain technology proved able to process hundreds of thousands of instant transactions in a digital euro experiment carried out by eurozone national central banks. The exercise was part of the preliminary work leading up to…

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The technical foundations of SupTech – Central Banking

The technical foundations of SupTech – Central Banking

Robert Binder, Daniel Kämmerer and Daniel Münch of BearingPoint RegTech explore the architectural principles crucial for successful supervisory technology – or SupTech – applications, and examine the future of regulatory reporting in this context, with the flexibility…

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US spillovers might increase need for UK easing, says Hélène Rey

US spillovers might increase need for UK easing, says Hélène Rey

The Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion stimulus is likely to trigger spillovers worldwide and could strengthen the case for the Bank of England to ease policy further, Hélène Rey said on March 8. Rey, a professor of…

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Japan’s public debt financing strategy may be unsustainable – research

Japan’s public debt financing strategy may be unsustainable – research

Japan’s three-decade strategy to finance its ever-growing public debt load may have reached its limits due to losses of public companies and volatile sovereign bond market. This is the conclusion of the research work, Japan’s public…

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Firms are ‘inattentive’ to inflation and monetary policy – NBER paper

Firms are ‘inattentive’ to inflation and monetary policy – NBER paper

Most firms have little knowledge of Fed policy, the authors say US firms have little understanding of monetary policy and their inflation expectations deviate “dramatically” from those of professional forecasters, new research finds. The working…

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MAS publishes inaugural sustainability report

MAS publishes inaugural sustainability report

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published a sustainability report for the first time, setting out the central bank’s work to green Singapore’s finance sector and its own operations. The policies include the central…

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SNB profit drops by nearly 60%

SNB profit drops by nearly 60%

The Swiss National Bank’s profits dropped in 2020 by over 59% in relation to 2019, the central bank said today (March 2). The SNB reported profits of Sfr20.9 billion ($22.8 billion), down from Sfr48.9 billion…

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Minority groups sidelined by BoE, report finds

Minority groups sidelined by BoE, report finds

The Bank of England has admitted it has fallen short of ensuring employees from minority ethnic groups receive equal treatment, following a critical report by the bank’s oversight body. “The experience of colleagues with different…

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People: Bank of Canada appoints deputy governor

People: Bank of Canada appoints deputy governor

Canada: The Bank of Canada announced on July 21 that it had named Sharon Kozicki as a new deputy governor. Kozicki will begin work on August 2, the central bank said. Kozicki has served as…

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