Governments, companies, and public entities are under increasing pressure to adopt more climate friendly strategies – and central banks aren’t exempt from this expectation. But solving climate change is remote from the primary mandate of a central bank, and can actively clash with bank requirements, argues Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the […]
Standardisation, be it in the realm of technology or definitions/semantics, is essential for clarity, comparability and efficiency.
Recognising that in today’s visual age, elegant graphics can transform data into a powerful language, the Financial Times appointed Alan Smith as their first Data Visualisation Editor. This month, at the ECB Statistics Conference, Smith shared the FT’s strategy and guidelines for a visual vocabulary which will help your data tell a story rich in […]
Wise words from the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank, Mme. Danièle Nouy, who closed out last week’s ECB Statistics conference with a number of important points. First, the entire process of financial supervision is grounded in high quality information that comes from regulated firms. She said, in part: “We rely […]
Next week the European XBRL community will converge on Warsaw to meet at the XBRL Europe/Eurofiling conference. Prior to the conference getting underway ESMA will host a “Meet the Market” discussion about the ESEF mandate. At the conference there will be an update from the European Commission’s EFTG project – a distributed index of corporate […]
One of the best ways to understand your own weaknesses and minimise your vulnerability to external threats is to stress-test yourself. This is exactly the ethos that the European Central Bank has taken in an attempt to build resilience in its financial markets. Under a programme burdened with the name “Threat Intelligence-Based Ethical Red Teaming […]
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, […]