Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Ukraine’s faltering efforts to privatize state-owned banks

The Ukrainian government is committed to reducing its estimated 55% stake in the country's banking system by overseeing the privatization of state-owned banks, but progress remains painfully slow.

UkraineAlert by Mark Savchuk

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Rallying the world’s democracies with ‘trusted connectivity’

As a framework for investments in global infrastructure by democratic nations, the concept of ‘trusted connectivity’ can serve as a counterweight to efforts like China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

New Atlanticist by Kaush Arha

Economy & Business European Union

Fri, Jul 9, 2021

Fontenrose quoted in France24 on OPEC+ Row

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Thu, Jul 8, 2021

Former USTR officials: U.S. needs ‘bite-sized’ approach to trade with India

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Future of Work

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

How rich countries can help Africa respond to the third wave of COVID-19

When the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meet July 9 and 10 in Venice, Italy, they have an opportunity to respond to Africa's third-wave crisis in a meaningful way. Will they take it?

New Atlanticist by Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Jul 6, 2021

National Bank of Ukraine prioritizes green finance

The National Bank of Ukraine's recently updated strategy document identifies green finance as a key focus for the institution in the coming years as NBU officials look to further Ukraine's European integration.

UkraineAlert by Kyrylo Shevchenko

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Wed, Jun 23, 2021

Moehr quoted in Raconteur about central banks and cryptocurrencies

Read the whole article here.

In the News by Ole Moehr

Digital Currencies International Financial Institutions

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Financial services and the privacy challenge

While technology alone is not a panacea for the privacy and security challenges facing the financial industry, it has shown us where policy, regulations, and incumbents have failed to perform. Finance should be accessible and equitable – and protect users’ privacy.

Blog Post by Dante A. Disparte

Financial Regulation International Financial Institutions

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

No longer neglected: DAS Cook forecasts more robust engagement with Africa under the Biden administration

Speaking at an Atlantic Council event as part of the Africa Center’s African Conversations Series hosted by Africa Center Director Amb. Rama Yade, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ms. Akunna Cook promised a turnaround in US-Africa relations under the Biden administration, avoiding the “neglect” shown in recent years and in contrast embracing African nations as partners across critical global challenges.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Financing the future: Measuring and reporting climate-related risks

Financial regulatory institutions around the world are exploring initiatives to expand the mandatory-disclosure framework to provide meaningful perspective on exposures to climate-related risks. However, the stakes here are high. Mismeasurement can lead to material adverse consequences for economic activity. As a result, any changes will require very careful analysis.

Issue Brief by Barbara C. Matthews

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business