David Marsh on Germany’s fiscal state, Trade war exacerbates domestic woes, and Markets face investment shakeup

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David Marsh on Germany’s fiscal state, Trade war exacerbates domestic woes, and Markets face investment shakeup

THE WEEKEND REVIEW 

Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world

26-30 August 2019, Vol.10 Ed.35

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Something shifting in German fiscal state: Something is shifting in the fiscal state of Germany. Several factors are pushing Europe’s largest economy towards jettisoning its long-cherished ‘schwarze Null’ (black zero) commitment to balanced federal budgets. The debate in Germany has moved agonisingly slowly, writes David Marsh.
Commentary

Trade war exacerbates domestic woes: The US and China both face falling growth, which an ongoing trade war will only worsen. The problem is that neither President Donald Trump nor President Xi Jinping wants to be ‘the fellow who blinked first’, inciting a cycle of invectives and proportional responses, writes Joergen Oerstroem Moeller. Read more.

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Markets face investment shakeup:
Portfolio managers must brace for consolidation of the multiple gauges for public asset classes, as private ones enter the fold. While the US-China trade war may soon trigger currency upheaval, an internal industry one will equally shape near-term performance, writes Gary Kleiman. Read more.

Podcast

The role of ratings agencies in ESG investing: Richard Mattison, chief executive officer of Trucost, part of S&P Global, and Michael Wilkins, head of sustainable finance at S&P Global Ratings, join OMFIF Chief Economist Danae Kryriakopoulou to discuss sustainable finance in capital markets. Listen to the recording.

Meeting

Brexit’s impact on Japan-UK relations: This roundtable on 11 September in London addresses the impact of Brexit on Japan-UK trade and prospects for a bilateral economic partnership. Speakers include Koji Tsuruoka, Japanese ambassador to the UK, and Vince Cable, former leader of the Liberal Democrats. Read more.

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