The weakening of the dollar and the end of its dominance of the global financial system has alternately been predicted and appealed for over many years. Yet the fact that this is now being publicly called for by a member of the establishment, indeed by no less than the Governor of the Bank of England […]
This year’s SEACEN Centre Policy Summit in Kuala Lumpur in mid-June was on the very salient topic of “Central Bank Leadership in Combating Cyber Risk.”
Climate Change as a Prudential Risk for Central Banks and Regulatory Authorities
Once policy-makers accept climate change as a prudential risk, several options are open to them, from
climate-related stress testing to promoting low-carbon financing.
So, the white paper on Libra has finally been released, and it’s capturing headlines all around the world. The introduction to the concept paper states that the document is an outline for a new decentralised blockchain, a low volatility cryptocurrency and a smart contract platform that all create a new opportunity for responsible financial services […]
Technology has given birth to a new era in banking that brings efficiency gains for financial institutions, improved access to services by consumers and fosters financial inclusion. In the field of payments, services are increasingly instant, 24/7 and globally available. Non-bank participants, meanwhile, are disrupting traditional intermediation. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are just two of the innovations promising to revolutionise financial services.
While Auer argued that second-layer solutions such a “Lightning Network” can improve the economics of payment security he noted some concerns.
Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy
Don’t Try This at Home: Modern Monetary Theory in Emerging Economies
Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has attracted attention recently in the United States in part because it has become associated with certain Democratic Presidential hopefuls, but also because it has been noticed by Wall Street Bankers.
Ten years after the publication of the white paper of “Bitcoin: a peer-to-peer system electronic cash system” by Satoshi Nakamoto, perhaps its greatest contribution to society is that it has forced regulators, policymakers, bankers, academics and technologists to have deep-hearted and painful conversations on some very important issues and topics.
Watch this space for articles from SEACEN Centre staff and guest contributors, coming soon!