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The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international company limited by shares owned by central banks which "fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks". The BIS carries out its work through subcommittees, the secretariats it hosts and through an annual general meeting of all member banks. It also provides banking services, but only to central banks and other international organizations. It is based in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong and Mexico City.

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[Spanish] Project Helvetia: Overview

[Spanish] Project Helvetia, a joint proof-of-concept experiment between the Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Hub Swiss Centre, the Swiss National Bank and the financial infrastructure operator SIX Group, successfully shows the feasibility of integrating tokenised digital assets and central bank money. https://www.bis.org/publ/othp35.htm

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Stijn Claessens speaks about the BIS’s 90th anniversary volume

A recently published volume to mark the BIS’s 90th anniversary has been included on this year’s Yicai – J.P. Morgan Financial Books of the Year List. Stijn Claessens explains why the book was written, and the topics it covers. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/promoting-global-monetary-and-financial-stability/F14EAAC17A0D7130A9983BBF12C2C305

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Global financial system and exchange rates

This event was held as part of a series of high-level webinars that was part of the 19th BIS Annual Conference.

The webinar "Global financial system and exchange rates" was delivered by Matteo Maggiori and followed by a discussion with Laura Alfaro and Linda Tesar on 16 December.

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New MC compendium interactive tool

The new interactive Markets Committee compendium allows users to easily retrieve and customise detailed information on central banks’ monetary policy operating procedures (MPOPs). https://www.bis.org/mc/compendium.htm

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Central banks and the macroeconomy

The webinar "Central banks and the macroeconomy" was delivered by Professor Lucrezia Reichlin and followed by a discussion with Otmar Issing.

In her webinar, Ms Reichlin presented "Monetary-Fiscal Crosswinds in the European Monetary Union", a paper co-authored by Ms Reichlin, Juan Antolín-Díaz and Giovanni Ricco.

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Project Helvetia: Overview

Project Helvetia, a joint proof-of-concept experiment between the Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Hub Swiss Centre, the Swiss National Bank and the financial infrastructure operator SIX Group, successfully shows the feasibility of integrating tokenised digital assets and central bank money. https://www.bis.org/publ/othp35.htm

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Project Helvetia: Delivery versus payment with w-CBDC (PoC1)

Project Helvetia, a joint proof-of-concept experiment between the Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Hub Swiss Centre, the Swiss National Bank and the financial infrastructure operator SIX Group, successfully shows the feasibility of integrating tokenised digital assets and central bank money. https://www.bis.org/publ/othp35.htm

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Project Helvetia: Redemption of wholesale CBDC (PoC1)

Project Helvetia, a joint proof-of-concept experiment between the Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Hub Swiss Centre, the Swiss National Bank and the financial infrastructure operator SIX Group, successfully shows the feasibility of integrating tokenised digital assets and central bank money. https://www.bis.org/publ/othp35.htm

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Project Helvetia: Delivery versus external payment (PoC2)

Project Helvetia, a joint proof-of-concept experiment between the Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Hub Swiss Centre, the Swiss National Bank and the financial infrastructure operator SIX Group, successfully shows the feasibility of integrating tokenised digital assets and central bank money. https://www.bis.org/publ/othp35.htm

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TechChallenge winners

The Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub (BISIH) centre in Hong Kong SAR and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) today announced the winners of the TechChallenge – Digitising Trade Finance initiative. Winners were selected from 103 technology solutions submitted by applicants worldwide to three problem statements: Connecting Digital Islands and Increasing Network Size and Effects; Trade Finance Inclusion for SMEs; and TradeTech for Emerging Markets. https://www.bis.org/press/p201102.htm

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Is inflation dead or hibernating?

Claudio Borio spoke at the Barclays 24th Annual Global Inflation Conference, concluding that inflation is not dead, just in hibernation. https://www.bis.org/speeches/sp201020.htm

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Media briefing on CBDC publication

Benoît Cœuré and Sir Jon Cunliffe, co-chairs of a central bank working group, brief the media on the CBDC report: "Central Bank digital currencies: foundational principles and core features". (https://www.bis.org/publ/othp33.htm)

9 October 2020

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TechSprint winners

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Saudi G20 Presidency have announced the winners of the G20 TechSprint challenge. The three winning firms – FNA, Tookitaki and ISDA-REGnosys – tackled challenges of dynamic information sharing, monitoring and surveillance, and regulatory reporting. https://www.bis.org/press/p201006.htm

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Overcoming original sin

Shin looks at the Covid-19 pandemic’s effects on the global economy and how emerging market sovereign borrowers have managed to overcome "original sin".

Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference 2020
17 September 2020

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Cross-border commercial real estate investment in Asia-Pacific

Since the Great Financial Crisis, cross-border real estate investment in Asia-Pacific has increased rapidly. Shim and Liu present work from the latest BIS Quarterly Review that analyses this market segment to better understand its drivers and the implications for financial stability. https://www.bis.org/publ/qtrpdf/r_qt2009b.htm

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