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How to keep central banks independent

Some observers say central banks can best mitigate risks to their independence by returning to the narrow price-stability mandate

​How effective are central banks in Africa?

They can influence inflation, but only with the help of the fiscus

Bond rout put down to fear, not economic fundamentals

The biggest global bond rout in two years has put investors in a dangerous place: challenging the world's most influential central banks.

Economic week ahead: Mind the banks

Central banks in Europe, the UK, Japan, Egypt and Kenya are among those expected to announce policy decisions in the week ahead.

Economic week ahead: SA waits on latest rates decision amid Ukraine tension

Rates decisions from Africa's two largest economies, developments in Ukraine and key US, European and Asian reports are likely to move markets.

Economic week ahead: Policy decisions, data to dominate

America's monthly jobs report and a slew of central bank meetings will dominate this week's economic calendar.

Bitter battle to keep the markets calm

Bankers steel their countries against volatility in the face of a US slowdown on quantitative easing.

Economic week ahead: Looking for clarity

This week will bring a possible clarification of the US Federal Reserve Bank’s policy intentions, as well as key economic data from China.

Economic week ahead: Funky

The central banks worldwide will take centre stage in the week ahead as they announce their latest rates decisions.

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