Christine Lagarde’s communications challenge, In conversation with Libra’s co-creator, and more

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Christine Lagarde’s communications challenge, In conversation with Libra’s co-creator, and more

THE WEEKEND REVIEW –21-25 October 2019, Vol.10 Ed.43

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Lagarde’s communications challenge: Christine Lagarde is under pressure to revamp the ECB’s communications policies after she takes over from Mario Draghi, writes David Marsh. This will be partly a reaction to unrest over communication of the bank’s 12 September monetary easing measures, opposed by some members of the ECB’s council.

China will overtake US in tech race: The US and China are choosing to be regional powerhouses, through supremacy in rapidly advancing categories of information and communication technology. US companies are the frontrunners, but parity is within China’s reach, writes Joergen Oerstroem Moeller. Read more.


Absa Africa Financial Markets Index: Produced by OMFIF, this report tracks progress on financial market developments annually across a range of countries and indicators. The improvements outlined in the index, now in its third year, underline significant progress across Africa’s financial markets. Read more.


Libra’s potential role in the global monetary system: Christian Catalini, co-creator of Libra and head economist at Calibra, and Teunis Brosens, lead economist for digital finance and regulation at ING, join OMFIF’s Bhavin Patel to explore Libra’s position in the global monetary system, its impact on emerging markets, and more. Listen.


Trump hastens advent of multipolar world: The US is attempting to dismantle essential elements of globalisation, particularly in trade and defence. Certain countries, displeased with the US’s position as the world’s sole superpower since the fall of the Soviet Union, have been calling for a multipolar world, writes Meghnad Desai. Read more.

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