Four Ways to Help Transform Ho Chi Minh City Into a Financial Hub
With key financial reforms, Ho Chi Minh City has the potential to follow the model of Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai, and other cities which came to global financial prominence.
Is Blockchain a Good Bet for Development?
Blockchain technology offers great promise and great risk. We need to better understand how it works and how to use it safely and effectively.
The Impact of Financial Innovation on Monetary Policy
Central banks have powerful tools to affect national economies but they are being challenged by innovative financial practices
Why We Need to Act Fast On International Trade Laws and Standards
There’s one big element missing before we can create a truly transparent, seamless and open international trading framework.
For Sale—Cheap: Farms, Buildings, Cinemas, Kindergartens and More
State-owned enterprises, including power utilities, in many countries have collected a menagerie of assets unrelated to their core business. And they are selling cheap.
Digital Solutions for Financial Inclusion
Worldwide, there are 1.7 billion people who are outside of the formal banking and financial system. They struggle with high fees and risky systems to undertake even simple financial transactions. Digital innovations offer new ways to bring them out of financial darkness.
Understanding How Central Banks Manage Foreign Exchange Reserves
Faced with a slowing global economy, central banks are diversifying their asset management strategies to enhance returns on foreign reserves.
Sri Lanka’s Banking Sector – A Solid Foundation for Reaching into New Markets
It's time for Sri Lankan banks to do more to support SMEs and infrastructure development.
Special Purpose Vehicles: Financial Wizardry or Tumbling Dominoes?
The answers to preventing SPV failure in infrastructure projects may lie in three key areas of oversight.
New Solutions for Closing the Global Infrastructure Gap
Participants at the Global Infrastructure Forum 2018 agreed that scaling up infrastructure investment requires nuance, innovation, and cooperation.