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Crypto Jitters: Unhinged Stablecoins Add Volatility to an Already Unstable Market

The dig is impossible to resist. On Thursday, tether – the world’s biggest ‘stablecoin’ – briefly became untethered from its dollar peg. tether’s value sank to 95¢ before recovering to 97¢. That may seem a minor oscillation but indicates a

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Rescue by Helicopter Reserves

The world woke up on Monday 23 with higher international reserves for all countries. A new allocation of US$650 billion (SDR450 billion) in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to its member countries has entered into

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Banco Hipotecario: Betting the Bank on Inclusion and Women

To speak about financial inclusion in El Salvador is to reference no more than a decade of work which has failed to give the country much of a boost. But two years after the arrival of Nayib Bukele as president

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AFP Confía: Communication and Transparency Vital in Drive to meet Clients’ Pension Needs

AFP Confía, a subsidiary of Atlántida Financial Group, manages the largest private pension funds in Central America and the Caribbean. The El Salvador-based pension fund administrator began its operations in 1998. AFP Confia has been instrumental in shaping El Salvador’s

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Unity: Central American Insurance Giant Counts Its People as Assets

Unity — the only regional insurance broker in Central America — is focused on delivering the best service to its clients. That means the best negotiations on insurance programme coverage on all lines: personal, corporate, life and health; offering the

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Ann Low, US Department of State: Combat Corruption by Enabling Tax Payment – El Salvador Case Study

In May 2016, the US Department of State funded a project in El Salvador’s third-largest city, Santa Ana, to discover whether incentives for business registration and enabling tax payments could reduce corruption and rebuild trust in government. Two years later,

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Ann Low, National Defense University: Excellence in Government through User-Centric Design

Around the world a revolution is occurring, not one of violent upheaval, but one of excellence. Estonia and New Zealand are the oft-cited exemplars of user-friendly eGovernment, but they are not alone. On every continent, government employees are waking up

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