Commentary: Merkel can help Christian Democrats
By Michael Stürmer and David Marsh in Berlin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel bequeaths a political legacy that leaves leadership of Europe’s most powerful economy in less than wholly secure hands. The result of her manoeuvring is a country with seven major political parties competing in parliament. Those bidding for Merkel’s job will need to keep an eye on a possible revival of the earlier-considered four-party coalition. By choosing to bow out before the next election, Merkel would render the CDU great service by weakening its main adversary and nurturing its most propitious ally.
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Meeting: Central bank digital currencies
This report, a collaboration between IBM Blockchain World Wire and OMFIF, explains the purpose of wholesale central bank digital currencies, as well as the motivations and business case for central banks to adopt wholesale CBDCs.
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