The chair of the Federal Reserve is often considered the world's 'second-most-powerful person.' So who is Jerome Powell and why does it matter that he may soon head the Fed?
A new report suggests the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia should income a "representative of the poor". This is a proposal worthy of consideration.
The market welcomed statements from the US Federal Reserve and the RBA, but there isn't much to be happy about.
The annual meeting of central bankers and economics professors in Wyoming is a chance for some to send a message on the path of monetary policy.
Randal Quarles, the president's first nominee to the Federal Reserve's board of governors, has argued the bank should use rules to make decisions. But could such a shift prove disastrous in a crisis?
There's a raging debate in South Africa about the role of its central bank. This is inevitable given that so much is changing in the world of central banking and in economic life.
All over the world people who have been harmed by the conventional money systems are devising alternative currencies, challenging the centralised monetary policy approach.
Dealing with the UK's chronic lack of investment is as important as getting the Brexit negotiations right – and much more important than balancing the books.
The South African Reserve Bank has come under spotlight due to the critical role it must play in enabling the country to navigate rough waters. Governor Lesetja Kganyago shares his views.
In the lead-up to the federal budget, the government has made a number of significant and sometimes surprising policy announcements.
There was a fair bit of detail this week about what we can expect from the RBA and US Fed on interest rates going forward.
Home owners and first time buyers are right to be confused, so how should you play expected changes to a low rates environment?
Many observers argue the Fed's wrong to raise rates so soon. Here's why they're wrong.
Trump's attacks on the Fed have raised questions about its independence, but there is more to good governance than that.
Business Briefing: what Australia can learn from a Polish economist.
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Visiting Professor Andrzej Rzonca from the Warsaw School of Economics is in Australia to talk about growth, the European Union, Brexit and much more.
The central bank's governor is locked into a white-hot political spat, but what can he actually do in the next two and a half years?
In the battle against slow economic growth, perhaps the government and Reserve Bank should try doing nothing and let the economy restore itself.
Just like apes, humans fear the unknown, and that's why there's so much uncertainty this week as markets brace for an interest-rate decision by the Federal Reserve.
Attacks on the South African Reserve Bank and events in India that led to the exit of the governor of the country's central bank are a warning that banks aren't immune from political meddling.
Is the South African Reserve Bank safe from the wave of state capture sweeping through a number of the country's institutions?