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BigTechs threaten financial stability

According to Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the entrance of BigTechs into the financial market could adversely affect overall financial stability. Ms. Lagarde specially mentioned concerns over confidentiality and the potential for such giants to eventually drive out competition. Instead, IMF is looking to help member countries take advantage of opportunities to quickly develop financial technology and manage inevitable risks in a responsible way. To this end, they published a 12-point policy agenda in collaboration with the World Bank.

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