The Era of Digital Financial Innovation: Lessons from Economic History on Regulation
March 12, 2020 - David Longworth

Rapid growth in financial innovation needs regulators’ attention

  • Economic history gives us many examples of instances when financial innovations, rapid growth in...

Central Banks and the Future of Money
April 9, 2019 - John D. Murray

April 9, 2019 — Central banks around the world are now giving serious consideration to the pros and cons of making central bank digital currencies available to the general public, says a new study...

International Prudential Standards in a World of Growing Nationalism and Protectionism
July 12, 2018 - Jeremy Kronick and Mark Zelmer

Progress in establishing international standards that promote trade, investment and prosperity is facing headwinds from the global rise of nationalism and populism, according to a new report from...

Swimming with Whales: How to Encourage Competition from Small Banks
October 4, 2016 - John Jason

Ottawa should consider new regulatory approaches to bolster the role of smaller financial institutions if it is to achieve its goals of enhancing quality, price and innovation in that sector,...

Money in Motion: Modernizing Canada’s Payment System
August 25, 2015 - John Chant

Reforming the Canadian payment system would save businesses and consumers billions of dollars each year, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Money in Motion: Modernizing Canada’s...

A Speedier and More Efficient Payments System for Canada
November 20, 2014 - Mati Dubrovinsky

Canada needs a better and faster payments system, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “A Speedier and More Efficient Payments System for Canada,” author Mati Dubrovinsky finds...

Michael Smart – Ensuring the Independence of the Bank of Canada Remains Intact
Intelligence Memos
From: Michael Smart To: Bank of Canada Governing Council Date: April 30, 2020 Re: Ensuring the independence of the Bank of Canada remains intact With its recent decision to extend quantitative easing...
Mark Zelmer – Facilitating an Exit Strategy for Bank of Canada Market Interventions
Intelligence Memos
From: Mark Zelmer To: Governing Council and Minister Morneau Date: April 27, 2020 Re: Facilitating an Exit Strategy for Bank of Canada Market Interventions The Bank of Canada balance sheet has...
Hugh O’Reilly – Regional, Economically Important Credit Unions Must Be Included in STLF
Intelligence Memos
From: Hugh O’Reilly To: Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Date: April 16, 2020 Re: Regional, Economically Important Credit Unions must be Included in STLF The Bank of Canada has made a series of...

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