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Kazakhstan’s framework for CBDC issuance

Friday 22 July, Roundtable

The Republic of Kazakhstan started studying the feasibility of introducing a central bank digital currency back in May 2021. After finalising the initial pilot in December 2021, the National Bank of Kazakhstan has now released its decision-making framework for the issuance of its CBDC, the digital tenge. Binur Zhalenov, chief executive officer of the Payment and Financial Technologies Development Center at the National Bank of Kazakhstan, joins OMFIF to discuss motivations and approaches to issuance of the digital tenge.

 Implications of Germany’s draft budget
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Tuesday 26 July, Roundtable
Germany’s cabinet recently approved a 2023 draft budget that foresees a sharply lower €17bn budget deficit in a bid to restore fiscal orthodoxy. Otmar Issing, the first chief economist of the European Central Bank, joins OMFIF to discuss budgetary implications and policies to curb inflation. 
 
 Policy responses to high inflation and the energy crisis
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Wednesday 27 July, Roundtable
Jens Ulbrich, director general of economics at the Deutsche Bundesbank, discusses German and European policy responses to the energy crisis and losing Russia’s natural gas supply. He also gives an overview of economic and monetary developments. 
 
 International standards for sustainable finance
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Thursday 15 September, Conference
OMFIF hosts a conference in Frankfurt examining how the European Union can strengthen its sustainable finance competitive process. The conference brings together representatives from both the public and private sector. 
 
 Moving beyond climate: integrating biodiversity
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Thursday 29 September, Symposium
De Nederlandsche Bank and OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute are hosting a one-day conference on the relevance of biodiversity loss for the financial system and financial stability, and the role of public and private finance in the preservation of biodiversity.

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