Central Bank News

A central or reserve bank is a governmental financial institution that controls the state’s currency, interest rates and money supply. A central bank is often the regulator of the commercial banking system of its country and acts as a “lender of last resort” to the banking sector when banks find themselves unable to obtain sufficient liquidity without the help of the regulator. A central bank is supposed to be maximally independent from political interference, but usually is under limited control. The main goals of a central bank are high employment, price stability and economic growth, which are achieved with macroeconomic reforms, fights against inflation, capital investments and consulting activities. The main instruments of a central bank are control over interest rates, open market regulations, capital and reserve requirements and regulating currency exchanges.

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Amid growing concerns regarding the transmission of COVID-19, the Bank of International Settlements is pushing for digital currencies.
BIS Calls for Central Bank Digital Currencies Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Samuel Haig
2020-04-05T05:00:00+01:00
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Four Brazilian financial regulators are teaming up to aggregate data using blockchain technology to streamline the screening of politicians and corporations.
Brazilian Regulators Create DLT Platform for Screening Politicians
Samuel Haig
2020-04-03T11:28:00+01:00
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Digital banking app Revolut has rolled out its crypto services for all standard users, saying it is widening access earlier than planned due to the global econo...
Revolut Fast-Tracks User-Wide Crypto Support Due to Global Economic Upset
Marie Huillet
2020-04-03T09:57:00+01:00
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The CBR’s first deputy governor has said that blockchain has found application in letters of credit and guarantees, but has not yet become a "universal solution...
Blockchain Is Not a Panacea for Finance, Says Russian Bank Official
Ana Alexandre
2020-04-03T08:48:00+01:00
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Anatoly Aksakov, a member of the Russian State Duma, says that the country’s crypto law won’t be adopted before the end of spring 2020.
Russia Postpones Its Crypto Law Again, Now Blaming Coronavirus
Helen Partz
2020-03-31T15:51:00+01:00
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The central bank of France officially announced a program of experiments to test the interbank integration of central bank digital currencies.
Bank of France Launches Experiment Program on Central Bank Digital Currency
Helen Partz
2020-03-30T21:12:00+01:00
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After analyzing the plans for the Chinese and British CBDCs, InterChain Pulse noted the differences and similarities of the planned digital currencies.
China and UK’s Planned Digital Currencies Appear to Have Little in Common
Ana Alexandre
2020-03-27T12:13:00+00:00
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Mati Greenspan and Michaël van de Poppe discuss whether now is a good time to invest in Bitcoin.
Is Now the Time to Invest in Bitcoin?
Jackson Dumont
2020-03-26T22:01:00+00:00

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