Category: G20

G20-Backed Think Tank Factors in Stablecoins and CBDCs in Solving Remittance Woes

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), a multinational Think Tank that provides policy recommendations to the G20 has highlighted the importance of stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) in the pursuit of a functional global remittance network. In its latest report, the body highlighted the challenges that surround cross-border payments which range from high transaction […]

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IMF, World Bank, BIS Recommend Countries Work Together on CBDCs to Enhance Cross-Border Payments

IMF, World Bank, BIS Recommend Countries Work Together on CBDCs to Enhance Cross-Border Payments

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the Bank of International Settlement (BIS) have conducted an extensive study of using central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) for cross-border payments. Their report to the G20 states that enhanced cross-border payments “can be achieved … as long as countries work together.” The Committee on Payments and […]

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ECB Chief Christine Lagarde Calls for Global Bitcoin Regulation — Says BTC Conducts ‘Funny Business’

ECB Chief Christine Lagarde Calls for Global Bitcoin Regulation — Says BTC Conducts ‘Funny Business’

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, has called for the global regulation of bitcoin. She said that bitcoin is a highly speculative asset and has “conducted some funny business.” Emphasizing the need for countries to work together to regulate bitcoin, she suggested that the crypto regulation could be “initiated by the […]

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Covid-19 Hit Sub-Sahara Africa Gets $16 Billion From IMF, Region Still Faces $290B Financing Gap

Covid-19 Hit Sub-Sahara Africa Gets $16 Billion From IMF, Region Still Faces $290B Financing Gap

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says its release of $16 billion towards sub-Sahara Africa will help to cover the needs of countries badly hit by the global pandemic, Covid-19. The financial institution says despite its swift action, the region still faces a financing gap of $290 billion between now and the year 2023. Sub-Sahara Africa’s […]

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OECD plans to issue crypto tax reporting framework in 2021

OECD plans to issue crypto tax reporting framework in 2021

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organization that promotes better economic policies, is planning to issue a tax reporting framework for cryptocurrency assets by 2021. In a report published Monday, the OECD said it is “advancing its work to design a tax reporting framework that will ensure tax transparency with respect […]

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