By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Mexico City
Central banks, traditionally considered harmless technocratic institutions, have come under intense scrutiny since the 2008 financial crisis. A distinct set of tensions is unfolding between Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the country’s central bank.
These follow the president’s decision to cut his salary as part of a governmental austerity drive. This indirectly affects other top civil servants, including Banco de México officials, as Mexico’s constitution stipulates no public official can earn more than the president.
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Meeting: Innovation and sustainability for Islamic finance
Friday 15 February, London, 07:45 GMT
Over the past two decades, Islamic finance has expanded rapidly, at a rate of around 10%-12% annually. The role it can play in promoting sustainable growth is attracting increasing attention in both Muslim and non-Muslim majority countries. At this roundtable, Mohamad Akram Laldin, a member of Bank Negara Malaysia’s sharia advisory council, will discuss how innovation can contribute to advancing sustainable initiatives as Islamic finance gains popularity.
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