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Our latest articles are listed below.  For earlier articles, navigate our Articles Archive via the Categories list on the right. The Archive contains all articles published since 2002.

Lagarde poised to take over at the ECB

Christine Lagarde’s nomination as the next president of the ECB has excited less comment than it might have done. We think she will prove a good choice and a good leader of the ECB as it heads into its third decade.

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Facebook enters the digital currency world

Facebook’s announcement 2 weeks ago that it intends to create a digital currency, to be called the Libra, has thrown a challenge to the world’s central banks and financial regulators.

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The European Parliament elections

The European Parliament elections on 23 May are probably the strangest national elections ever held in the UK – unexpected and largely unwanted. But that does not make them meaningless.

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Accountants in the Dock

So far the accountancy profession has escaped much of the criticism levelled at the rest of the financial services industry over the last 10 years. But with some high-profile corporate failures and major profit warnings raising the question “where were the auditors?”, this may be about to change.

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