Scrapping €500 notes would inconvenience money launderers; it would also help the European Central Bank to make interest rates more negative.
This week: the Australian economy exceeds expectations, while China continues to worry. RBA Governor Glenn Stevens has reason to smile, Janet Yellen less so.
There is more uncertainty in financial markets, an improving labour market in Australia (despite a monthly blip in January) and the US, but no sign of much growth.
Low inflation gives the RBA scope to cut rates in coming months but a lot will turn on whether we continue to see persistently weak GDP growth.
The global sharemarket volatility will weigh on Reserve Bank board members as they consider interest rates.
The reporting of "higher than expected" inflation seemed a bit overblown.
Future taxpayers were the big losers of the trillion-dollar budget deal, who will have to shoulder the burden of higher interest payments.
Our scholars delivered a steady supply of research and analysis on what was a busy year in business and economics.
Just as football coaches reconsidered when to opt for a two-point conversion after the NFL made a change, the Fed adjusts its decisions in line with an evolving economy.
The Fed lifted its target interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade, which was hardly a surprise. What happens next may still stump us.
How today's policy around savings and pensions has worrying echoes of failed 19th century approaches.
Evidence suggests the global neutral interest rate may settle at below 1%, penalising savers and rewarding risk takers.
Monetary policy since the financial crisis has flooded the market with cheap capital. A rate rise will reverse this and put developing economies at risk.
Why the US is set to raise its interest rates this week for the first time since the financial crisis.
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates for the first time in nine years next week. What does it mean for you?
With economies in Europe and America forging very different recoveries, their central banks are having to navigate by different stars.
Inflation-targeting central bankers need to focus on stabilising inflation and not be sidetracked into correcting all other macroeconomic and financial problems.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to leave the official cash rate unchanged at a record low of 2%, but said there was scope for a rate cut down the line.
Banks might be pushing rates up, but the Reserve Bank's focus should be on who they're lending to.
The next step in South African students' fight against high university fees could be taken beyond campuses. The final battle will be fought at the country's National Treasury and Reserve Bank.