Pier Carlo Padoan on Italy’s latest setback, Macri defeat prompts crisis fears, and G7 descends on Biarritz

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Pier Carlo Padoan on Italy’s latest setback, Macri defeat prompts crisis fears, and G7 descends on Biarritz


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19-23 August 2019, Vol.10 Ed.34
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Italy’s latest crisis just beginning: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, heralding a complex political crisis. The economic landscape is somewhat less complicated. Two main scenarios can be considered: a ‘muddling through’ scenario, and a ‘make or break’ scenario, writes Pier Carlo Padoan.

Deteriorating economy to dominate G7: Leaders of the G7 will gather in Biarritz on 24 August for their annual summit. The formal agenda will be replete with critical global topics, such as gender inequality and climate change. But nervousness over the deteriorating global economy will dominate, writes Mark Sobel. Read more.


Macri defeat prompts crisis fears:
Mauricio Macri’s defeat in Argentina’s primary presidential elections was unexpected. The peso collapsed at the prospect of a return to the failed Kirchner policies of past presidencies, write Desmond Lachman and Mark Sobel. The question now is what the IMF’s Argentine involvement will be. Read more.


Private debt – Too big to ignore? (Part II): Antonella Napolitano, head of investor relations at Deerpath Capital, and Gabriella Kindert, member of the supervisory board at Mizuho Europe, continue their discussion with OMFIF’s Julia Demidova on the private debt market and current macroeconomic outlook. Listen to the recording.


Unconventional monetary policy and its impact on the cost of capital: OMFIF organises a roundtable discussion in Singapore on Thursday 29 August with Grant Spencer, former acting governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, on the subject of unconventional monetary policy, interest rates and their impact on the cost of capital. Read more.

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