Topic : International Monetary System

  • The Euro currency sign is seen next to European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt Forum Article

    How vulnerable is Europe to another financial crisis?

    The Global Financial Stability Report of the IMF (2009) defines systemic… more

  • U.S. dollar bills are displayed in Toronto in this posed photo Forum Article

    Three ways to make the money market safer

    Last month, at a United States Federal Reserve Bank conference, officials lamented the money market’s… more

  • People are silhouetted as they walk past the columns of the Bank of England in the City of London Forum Article

    The monetary policy central bankers can’t afford to ignore

    It might seem an unlikely proposition, but central banking has become exciting. This is not necessarily a… more

  • File photo of trader Mario Picone working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    Why the great recession is now a depression

    First it was the 2007 financial crisis. Then it became the 2008 financial crisis. Next it was the… more

  • Electronic board shows the Nikkei share average and the Japanese yen’s exchange rate against the U.S. dollar at the TSE in Tokyo Forum Article

    Which investors are best for emerging markets?

    The investor base matters since different investors behave differently. During the emerging… more

  • File photo of a sign for Bank Street and high rise offices in the financial district Canary Wharf in London Forum Article

    The challenge of regulating Europe’s banks

    The well-publicized troubles of Portugal’s Banco Espírito Santo this summer have reminded us that the… more

  • A man walks past an advertisement promoting China’s renminbi (RMB) or yuan ,US dollar and Euro exchange services at money exchange in Hong Kong Forum Article

    What will be the global currency of the future?

    Could the dollar lose its status as the key international currency for international… more

  • A customer has his money ready at a store in the sprawling Kibera slums in Kenya's capital Nairobi Forum Article

    How to make savings work for the poor

    Saving money is hard. However, it is also considered to be necessary for making large purchases like a… more

  • Forum Article

    How natural disasters affect banking

    Natural disasters affect firm activities in a variety of ways. They disrupt business… more

  • Forum Article

    The economic threat of weak global governance

    This month – the centenary of the outbreak of World War I – is an opportune time to reflect on big… more

  • Forum Article

    Who uses the WTO to settle disputes?

    WTO disputes are now a media mainstay. During one week-long stretch in May, reporters… more

  • Forum Article

    Why the US will pay a price for Argentina’s default

    On July 30, Argentina’s creditors did not receive their semiannual payment on the… more

  • Forum Article

    Are we doomed to repeat the economic crisis?

    In the movie Groundhog Day, a television weatherman, played by Bill Murray, awakes every morning at 6am to… more

  • Forum Article

    Can deposit insurance prevent a new banking crisis?

    As governments struggle to construct a truly global financial safety… more

  • Forum Article

    Does global finance need a new Bretton Woods?

    The Bretton Woods agreement – which is 70 years old this month – established three institutions to… more

  • Forum Article

    What have we learned from Argentina’s debt default?

    Argentina’s latest default poses unsettling questions for policy-makers. True, the country’s periodic… more

  • Forum Article

    How can Europe tackle its investment gap?

    Economic growth in Europe remains disappointing. Virtually all European Union members are expected to… more

  • Forum Article

    Why America is still on top

    The recent creation of a new international development bank by Brazil, Russia… more