Category: financial stability

Economics Professor Warns ‘Cryptocurrencies May Contribute to Monetary and Financial Instability’

Economics Professor Warns ‘Cryptocurrencies May Contribute to Monetary and Financial Instability’

Cornell University’s professor of economics and former head of the IMF’s China division, Eswar Prasad, has warned that “Cryptocurrencies may contribute to monetary and financial instability.” He added that the risk is amplified if the industry is unregulated and lacks investor protection. Economist Sees Crypto Posing Risks to Financial Stability Eswar Prasad, the Nandlal P. […]

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G7 Finance Ministers and Bankers Adopt Guidelines for Central Bank Digital Currencies

G7 Finance Ministers and Bankers Adopt Guidelines for Central Bank Digital Currencies

Any digital currency issued by a central bank must support financial and monetary stability, finance leaders from G7 member states have insisted. State-issued coins should also ensure privacy, transparency, and data protection, the officials stated. The forum adopted 13 public policy principles for retail digital currencies and stressed that “CBDCs are not ‘cryptoassets.’” CBDCs Must […]

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Bank of England’s Deputy Governor Says Crypto Collapse Plausible, Regulators Need to Urgently Establish Rules

Bank of England’s Deputy Governor Says Crypto Collapse Plausible, Regulators Need to Urgently Establish Rules

Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe says that a collapse in the cryptocurrency market is certainly “plausible,” stating that regulators worldwide need to pursue crypto rules “as a matter of urgency.” While cryptocurrencies do not currently pose a threat to the country’s financial stability, the deputy governor says there are some “very good reasons” […]

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Bank of England: Crypto Assets Pose ‘Limited’ Risks to Stability of UK Financial System

Bank of England: Crypto Assets Pose ‘Limited’ Risks to Stability of UK Financial System

The Bank of England says that crypto assets pose “limited” direct risks to the stability of the country’s financial system. “Cryptoasset and associated markets and services continue to grow and to develop rapidly. Such assets are becoming increasingly integrated into the financial system,” the U.K.’s central bank described. Crypto Poses Limited Risks to UK’s Financial […]

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IMF Warns Crypto Boom Poses New Financial Stability Challenges, Urges Regulators to Step Up

IMF Warns Crypto Boom Poses New Financial Stability Challenges, Urges Regulators to Step Up

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns that the rising popularity of cryptocurrencies poses new challenges to financial stability. “Cryptoization can reduce the ability of central banks to effectively implement monetary policy. It could also create financial stability risks.” IMF Sees New Challenges to Financial Stability From Crypto The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned about the […]

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Forex Shortages Force Nigerian Corporates to Turn to Parallel Market

Forex Shortages Force Nigerian Corporates to Turn to Parallel Market

Nigeria’s ongoing shortage of foreign exchange is forcing corporates and businesses to source this resource on the parallel market, a former official with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has said. According to Muda Yusuf, who is the previous director-general at LCCI, these shortages stem from the foreign exchange market liquidity constraints that […]

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Rwanda Central Bank Joins CBDC Bandwagon After Announcing Digital Currency Research

Rwanda Central Bank Joins CBDC Bandwagon After Announcing Digital Currency Research

The National Bank of Rwanda (NBR) has become the latest African central bank to join the digital currency movement after an employee confirmed the institution is studying the possibilities of issuing its own digital currency. CBDC Implications on Financial Stability According to the employee, John Karamuka, this study will be looking at economic, financial, and […]

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Survey Finds Many Finance Managers Are Not Planning to Hold BTC— Volatility Cited as Key Concern

A new poll of finance managers by Gartner Finance finds that a majority are not planning to hold bitcoin as a corporate asset. In their responses, most of the 77 finance leaders interviewed cite bitcoin’s volatility as one characteristic of the crypto asset that is “extremely difficult to mitigate.” The Concerns of Finance Executives The […]

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FSB Report Says Stablecoins Promote Financial Inclusion: Urges Regulators to Tighten Laundering Controls

FSB Report Says Stablecoins Promote Financial Inclusion: Urges Regulators to Tighten Laundering Controls

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) says stablecoins have the potential to enhance the efficiency of the provision of financial services. The body adds that the hybrid cryptocurrencies have the potential to bring efficiencies to payments (including cross-border payments) as well as to promote financial inclusion. Yet despite this acknowledgment, the FSB still argues against the […]

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