Blog Eric Matto - The role of the U.S. dollar as an international reserve currency
The U.S. dollar has been the dominant currency in international finance and trade for more than 60 years. However, there are a number of international developments underway that could diminish the economic and financial hegemony of the United States in the world. Does this make the linkage of the Antillean/Caribbean guilder to the dollar less valid? - July 13, 2023
Blog Cedric Pietersz & Alvin Francisco - Could a digital Caribbean guilder improve financial inclusion in Curaçao & Sint Maarten?
Around the world, more than 60 central banks actively research the possibilities of a Central Bank Digital Currency as a digital form of cash provided to the public. The CBCS is also analyzing the effects of a digital Caribbean guilder for Curaçao and Sint Maarten alongside the usual banknotes and coins. One of the reasons to consider a digital Caribbean guilder is the potential positive impact on financial inclusion. How could this work? - March 21, 2023
Blog Farah de Haas & Marc Kross - Banking becoming Future-ready
Besides all the harm, COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of technologies, gave a significant boost to the digitalization, spurred financial innovation, and encouraged people to try out online banking for the first time. Digital banking brings potential benefits in terms of competition and inclusion but what are the risks and what is the CBCS’ perspective on this digital transformation? - March 14, 2023
Blog Richard Doornbosch & Cedric Pietersz - The Impact of inflation on Central Banks' balance sheets
The end-of-year reviews made abundantly clear that 2022 was a year of profuse setbacks. The financial market overviews were no different. Rising prices not only caused havoc in the wallets of ordinary people. What effect did this have on Central Banks' balance sheet? - January 10, 2023