Capital markets look beyond EU, Fed divided, and what Lyons could bring to the Bank

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Capital markets look beyond EU, Fed divided, and what Lyons could bring to the Bank


Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world

16-20 September 2019, Vol.10 Ed.38
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Capital markets look beyond EU: One field for UK-Europe co-operation that is vital for both sides is financial regulation. The UK wishes to maintain robust links to the European capital markets union project, a field in which the City of London believes it has considerable expertise to apply post-Brexit, writes David Marsh.

What Lyons could bring to the Bank: Gerard Lyons’ candidacy for governor of the Bank of England may look like a pro-Brexit ploy, a way to sneak Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s optimism into a pessimistic institution. But Lyons, if a somewhat unconventional candidate, would bring some positive qualities, writes Chris Papadopoullos. Read more.


Digital finance forum – Considering digital currency scenarios: On Wednesday 25 September OMFIF convenes a seminar on distributed ledger technology and central bank digital currencies, featuring senior representatives from several major central banks and experts in digital finance from ING Group. Read more.


In Conversation with Willem Buiter: Willem Buiter, special economic adviser at Citi, and OMFIF’s Ellie Groves discuss the implications of a euro area slowdown at a time of high public debt, the US-China trade conflict, the probability of a global economic recession, and the most recent pronouncements by the European Central Bank. Listen to the recording.


Fed divided ahead of key meeting: Market participants, seeking clues and validation, will focus on the Federal Open Market Committee’s statement after its September meeting. Uppermost on their minds is whether there will be a hawkish or dovish cut, or whether Fed Chair Jerome Powell will maintain optionality. Read more.

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