CentralBanking.com is firmly established as the industry’s leading information resource – it delivers unrivalled coverage of the market, with in-depth analysis of all the latest industry news.

As they operate in the world’s only local global business, central bankers and their service providers face two challenges when they want to know what is happening in their industry. First, global news will only regularly cover G10 central banks and only from a macroeconomic perspective. Second, local national news sources will focus only on the local central bank.

Perhaps that’s why central bankers in more than 120 countries have, for more than a quarter of a century, trusted Central Banking.com for independent, informed and truly global coverage and commentary on their work and community. From the fall of the Berlin wall through the Global Financial Crisis, Central Banking has provided a platform for central bankers to explain their important work to their peers, their stakeholders and the wider financial community.

Click below to see how Central Banking developed into the information powerhouse it is today.

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“Central Banking keeps central bankers aware of policy debates, developments and what is happening in other central banks.”
Dr Gill Marcus, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, 2009-2014

“Central Banking provides the best account available on what central bankers, and their advisers, are doing and thinking.”
Professor Charles Goodhart, Professor at the London School of Economics

“Central Banking is the premier journal of the financial industry.”
Professor Allan Meltzer, Professor of Political Economy, Cambridge Mellon University

What do we cover?

Central Banking’s editorial team is led by Christopher Jeffery with dedicated writers in London and Hong Kong. The editor and team benefit from the support of a prestigious editorial advisory board, whose members include former central bank governors and Nobel-prize winning economists.

The editorial coverage is organised around six desks, with each specialising on a specific area of central banking. Click on the tabs below to find out more.

Whether it is interest rate or exchange rate, QE or currency board, monetary policy is a key driver of global financial markets. In a world where what a central bank says – or doesn’t say – about its monetary policy can matter more than a rate move, the challenge is to distil and decode the nuances to identify the direction of future policy.

Central Banking’s reporting goes beyond the rate decision to analyse the thinking behind it and the forward-looking view policymakers have. With a truly global outlook, Central Banking highlights the latest trends in targets, operating frameworks and collateral management, reporting, comparing and commenting on the technical aspects of monetary-policy making and its implications for balance sheets.

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The decade since the global financial crisis has redrawn the policymaking frontier of central banks. As institutions they now devote an increasing amount of resources to this area which incorporates macro-prudential and micro-prudential policies and oversight of financial market infrastructures (FMI). Importantly, they now have the toolkit to match their responsibilities: tools designed to strengthen balance sheets, cool markets and resolve failing institutions safely.

Central Banking’s reporting takes in not only the latest in policy but also reports and surveys from international organisations. A comprehensive coverage is enhanced by longer articles offering new thinking, often from central bankers themselves, and comparative analysis. In depth interviews with policymakers challenge policies and offer a platform to explain approach in detail.

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The science of economics underpins the macroeconomic policies of central banks. Yet as a science, it is changing with new thinking challenging orthodoxies and new models enhancing understanding.

The markets, too, are changing and it is this interplay of these two dynamics which informs Central Banking’s reporting and more detailed articles. Beyond macroeconomics, there is a recognition that central banking has much to learn from branches and related disciplines, notably game theory, behavioural finance and network theory.

Central Banking publishes contributions from leading thinkers, including Nobel-Prize winners, and has recognised the importance of this area in its annual “Economics in Central Banking” Award, previous winners of which include Claudio Borio and John Taylor.

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Who has a new governor? How are decisions made? How is a central bank run? Traditionally, these questions about a national institution would have remained that: national. No longer. Increasingly, central bankers around the world look to benchmark the performance against the peers.

Market players and stakeholders know that a better understanding of the inner workings of a central bank will lead to better understanding an anticipation of policy. From people to profits, mandates to management, ownership to outsourcing Central Banking offers the only global coverage of the business of central banking: how effective they are, how efficient they are and how they are changing.

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Holdings of foreign exchange and gold have always been an important element in a central bank’s armoury. And important movers of markets. Yet the explosion in global reserves over the past two decades and the historically low yields more recently have significantly impacted the work of reserve managers and the markets they operate in. Increasingly they are looking to new markets (equities) and at new currencies (renminbi).

Central Banking’s reporting and analysis of latest developments draws on more than ten years of its National Asset-Liability Management conferences and its Reserve Management Trends surveys, the only regular, first-hand, and publically available reporting on the actions and expectations of reserve managers.

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A central bank’s currency is it’s calling card. To this day, the billions of banknotes in circulation remain the most immediate and regular means of contact most people have with their central bank. Yet a central bank’s influence in currency extends beyond this paper (or, increasingly, plastic) product. Central banks are providers, overseers and consumers of electronic payment services and take an active interest in distributed ledger technologies.

The technological changes taking place in these areas and the stakeholder communities make currency one of the most dynamic areas. Central Banking’s team reports new developments in notes and payments and longer in depth articles explore the implications of new technologies for those responsible for currency and payment in central banks and the industries that support them.

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Central Bank Directory

Contact more than 4,500 senior central bankers and their institutions around the world.

Today, no one disputes the influence central bankers in the world’s 177 central banks have in their markets and globally. But who are they? For more than a quarter of a century the world’s central bankers and the stakeholders they work with, not to mention regulators and governments, have trusted the Central Bank Directory as an unrivalled guide to the profession. Detailing senior management, their portfolios and contacts, the Directory is noted for its reliability, ease of use and concision.

Edited by Emma Glass, the Directory is now available through the CentralBanking.com platform, subscribers complement their understanding of latest developments and thinking with this rich institutional resource.

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