Russia: a shifting monetary policy and an elusive inflation target
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Russia: a shifting monetary policy and an elusive inflation target

This year could be remembered as yet another when the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) failed to prove to the business community that it is ready to support the country’s growth agenda and bring inflation under control. As Russia’s economic destiny filters down to a question of confidence and geopolitical risk, could inflation targeting be … Continue reading

What does Putin’s latest Central Banker mean for Russia’s economy?
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What does Putin’s latest Central Banker mean for Russia’s economy?

Sergei Ignatiev, Russia’s current central banker, will end his third mandate on 24 June this year, after 11 years as the head of the Bank of Russia. Putin has found a replacement for Ignatiev by appointing, in March, Elvira Nabiullina, Putin’s close ally and economic advisor. This nomination seems to hide Putin’s intentions to directly … Continue reading

A new Governor for a new era?
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A new Governor for a new era?

Hungary’s Prime Minister Appoints a Controversial New Central Bank Governor. Lili Bayer assesses the Governor-to-be. Even Eurozone Finance Ministers would probably concede their sympathy to András Simor, the outgoing governor of the Hungarian Central Bank. Over the past six years, Mr Simor has had to face the Euro crisis engulfing Hungary’s largest economic partners, while … Continue reading