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China suggests global rules for official digital currencies

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has proposed a set of global rules for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), covering how they can be used around the world as well as monitoring and information sharing.

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Central banks going in for big data in a big way

The BIS (Bank of International Settlements) has published a new report with the results of a 2020 survey on the use of big data by central banks.

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ECB’s Christine Lagarde speaks on mice, men and climate

If you were a mouse would you tie a bell to the cat, or would you let someone else make it their job? The fable of “belling the cat” – wherein inaction ends in disaster for the mice – serves as starting point for Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), in her […]

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Are Central Banks Innovators? 

A recent speech by Benoît Cœuré, Head of the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub, at the World FinTech Festival, outlined the role central banks have to play in innovation.

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Worldwide shift to ISO20022 a vital step for Payments Infrastructure

Deutsche Bank have published an in-depth guide to the ISO 20022 migration set to bring standardisation to global payments infrastructure by 2025. The next few years will see payments infrastructure switch up as major central banks around the world modernise their systems by swapping to ISO 20022 for cross-border and inter-bank payments. This significant move […]

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Central Banks Look to Big Data

A recent Central Banking magazine survey conducted in conjunction with Bearingpoint, shows the increasing importance of big data to central banks – however, also highlights that there are data quality and management issues that need improving to maximise the potential of this information. Working with big data is fast becoming a mainstream activity for central […]

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Ukraine Moves To Minimise Red Tape, Centralise Reporting. 

After a significant amount of preparation and planning, Ukraine this week announced plans to move towards a “Hub and Spoke” based single financial reporting system using XBRL.

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Banking Taxonomy for Review

The team at Threadneedle street are busy. Hot on the heels of the Capital+ taxonomy, arrives a new draft taxonomy for comment. This is a set of PRA requirements for bank Financial Statements. Once again, the Bank of England has chosen to align its reporting requirements – and taxonomy –  with the EBA framework, taking […]

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New Bank of England Rules Finalised

The Bank of England has finalised the Capital+ taxonomy that will govern capital forecasts for regulated deposit takers from 1 October.

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How will central banks deal with fiat digital currencies?

ECB and Digital Currency?

Yves Mersch, a Member of the European Central Bank’s Executive Committee and former Governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg gave a speech this week in Helsinki, describing some of the opportunities and challenges that central banks face as they consider the possibility of issuing an official digital currency. A fiat version of a bitcoin, […]

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