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Book review: “Central Banking in Turbulent Times”

This very readable book, written by Francesco Papadia (ex-ECB) with Tuomas Välimäki (Bank of Finland), combines detailed analysis which will be of value to central banking specialists, and broad conclusions which will offer much to the interested generalist as well.

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Enter Boris

Britain’s new prime minister has confused and confounded many during his colourful and erratic career, which has seen as many low points as successes. But behind the carefully-constructed image of bravado and buffoonery, there is a very serious politician whose whole political life has been driven by just two objectives, and who stands now poised to achieve both.

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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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