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Digital currency push in Pacific, Outlook for China post-US election

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Digital currency push in Pacific, Outlook for China post-US election

Wednesday 28 October 2020    –      Vol.11 Ed.44.3

Commentary: Digital currency push in Pacific

By Bhavin Patel in London

Lotte Schou-Zibell, regional director at the Asian Development Bank, discusses the benefits and challenges of introducing central bank digital currencies in small islands. CBDC can enable financial inclusion and give unbanked communities opportunity to create credit history, critical for access to services offered by financial institutions. Pacific islands share many similarities with countries in the Caribbean, where several digital currency projects are underway.

Read the full commentary and download the Digital Moneary Institute Journal on the website.

Meeting: Outlook for China post-US election

Tuesday 10 November, 9:30-10:45 SGT

China-US relations have been deteriorating since 2017, when President Trump entered the White House. Whoever wins the November US presidential election will bring benefits and disadvantages to the world’s second-largest economy. This roundtable discusses the economic and geopolitical outlook for China, as well as the risks that the country faces going into 2021.

Request to attend the meeting.

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