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China’s gold-buying spree continues as central-bank market booms

China's central bank increased its gold reserves in March for the fourth consecutive month, continuing a major spree in buying of the precious metal.
Venezuela really wants its gold back.

Central banks are buying the most gold since the end of World War II — here’s why

Central banks are buying gold at a rate not seen since the end of World War II as geopolitical concerns see a shift in appreciation for the asset.
The Bank of Jamaica.

Jamaica’s central bank is using reggae-inspired music videos to teach people about monetary policy

Jamaica's central bank has released a series of videos on Twitter addressing inflation and monetary policy.

Turkey’s currency surges more than 3% on hopes a detained American pastor will be released

Turkey's currency rallied Monday amid reports Turkey could release an American whose controversial imprisonment has been at the center of an ongoing feud between Ankara and Washington.
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz takes part in a news conference upon the release of the Monetary Policy Report in Ottawa January 21, 2015.

Here comes the Bank of Canada…

The Bank of Canada is expected to hold rates steady at a policy announcement Wednesday as the future of NAFTA remains uncertain.
A view of Romania's first bitcoin ATM is seen in downtown Bucharest June 27, 2014.

‘Enthusiasm has slowed’ for creating national cryptocurrencies: ‘The unknown risks are potentially large’

"The whole technical issue, which excited everyone, really takes second place to this conceptual policy issue. The mood now is: everyone is monitoring it, some are experimenting with it, heavily, but I think everyone is waiting for someone else to do it first so we can."
A US forestry firefighter cools a burning modular home to protect a nearby structure in Deerhorn Valley as the Harris Fire continues growing beyond 70,000 acres on October 24, 2007.

Central bankers are like ‘pyromaniac firefighters’ and they are lighting another blaze

Central bankers are like "pyromaniac firefighters" creating crisis after crisis in the financial system. The blame for the 2008 financial crisis rests with the central bankers who don't understand modern financial markets and are using tools from 1965 to maintain them, said Daniel Lacalle.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell.

BARCLAYS: The way global central banks work is about to fundamentally change — and technology is to blame

Central banks will almost inevitably move away from their focus on keeping inflation at or around 2%.

The 3-decade bond bull market is in danger

BI PRIME: The bond bull market, which has been going strong for more than three decades, may soon come to an end.