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Cryptocurrencies have become a must-have digital asset for some, with major investment banks such as Goldman Sachs asking their clients to diversify their assets. …


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In a recent BIS paper, the authors find that prices of goods and services across advanced economies do not react to changes in the value of the exchange rate. For some, this is great news as citizens in advanced economies will be able to consume more with their incomes…


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Oil prices have not only recovered, but the relaxation of lockdown measures have caused prices to rise from $61 per barrel in march to $71 per barrel in August 2021. Much of the current rally was expected and market pricing reflected the impact of deferred demand during the COVID-19…


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Africa is expected to be hardest hit by the adverse impacts of climate change if significant investments in mitigation and adaptation, as well as other relevant measures, remain insufficient. …


The ECB now aims for inflation at 2%, rather than its previously elusive target of “close to, but below, 2%.”

A few reasons why you might care?

· You may be on a fixed or variable interest rate mortgage. …


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Since the Bitcoin halving in May 2020, the cryptocurrency market has experienced several exciting bull runs and downturns. During this time, more institutional investors and regular citizens have invested in cryptocurrencies . As cryptocurrencies have grown in popularity, they have come under more regulatory scrutiny. Governmental and regulatory approaches…


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Innovation is at the heart of the UK’s strategy to boost productivity and economic growth. It offers new opportunities to increase the competitiveness of UK firms and create transformative technologies which address societal challenges ranging from climate change to better health outcomes. According to the Office of National Statistics…


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The price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have gone through wild swings. Interest from public investors, experts and regulation have surged, but the future regulatory framework for digital assets is complex and uncertain.

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Prior to COVID-19, monetary policy was the new game in town. But cryptocurrencies appear be the…


Introduction.

The COVID-19 pandemic imposed an unprecedented shock on the global economy, causing significant outflows of capital from emerging market economies, a sudden drop in domestic demand, and complete or at least partial closure of economic sectors. In addition to the loss of human lives, falling incomes and deep retrenchment…


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As the impact of COVID-19 wanes and governments reduce or completely withdraw social distancing measures , a heterogenous recovery appears to be in sight. While the debate on secular stagnation continues to ravage, inflation appears to be exceeding its mandated targets in recent months. …

Henri Kouam

I am an economist and contributor to Nkafu policy, a think tank. I cover global economic, fiscal and monetary policy with policy and asset price implications.

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