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CFA franc countries will no longer have to keep 50% of their foreign exchange reserves at the French Treasury. Shutterstock

Is the time right for a single currency in West Africa?

The decision by eight Francophone states to delink their common currency from France won't be without challenges.
Central banks and other financial sector regulators have not always paid adequate attention to the sector’s impact on the environment. Shutterstock

Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It’s about time

Central banks are expected to act without fear or favour. But to deal with climate change, they may have to encourage financial institutions to favour certain types of activities over others.
Relationships can be tough. Reuters/Carlos Barria

Why Federal Reserve independence matters

President Trump has discussed firing Fed Chair Jerome Powell over the central bank's interest rate policies. Research shows this kind of political meddling is usually bad for the economy.

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