ECB-German charm offensive, Transparency lays bare Fed disharmony, and more

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ECB-German charm offensive, Transparency lays bare Fed disharmony, and more


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4-8 November 2019, Vol.10 Ed.45
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ECB-German charm offensive: In the first act in an elaborate series of manoeuvres aimed at papering over cracks between the ECB and German politics, Olaf Scholz, German finance minister, has called for action to complete Europe’s banking union. The move was coupled with a well-scripted conciliatory gesture by Christine Lagarde, writes David Marsh.

Accessing global financial stability: On 11 November in Singapore, Tobias Adrian, director of the International Monetary Fund’s monetary and capital markets department, will outline the current and potential future to global financial stability and discuss topics covered in the IMF’s latest report on the topic. Read more.


Transparency lays bare Fed disharmony: There was a time when central bankers were seen and not heard. Policy-makers now place an emphasis on transparency and plain English, writes Darrell Delamaide. But the growing lack of consensus within central banks exacerbates the issue of communications from these institutions. Read more.


‘Two degrees’ overtaking ‘2% inflation’: Central banks must be aligned with global climate change objectives. They recognise that climate risks are sources of financial stability risk and are putting pressure on institutions to disclose how they are addressing them, write Danae Kyriakopoulou and Gary Smith. Read more.


Structural problems in money markets: Bill Nelson, chief economist at the Bank Policy Institute and Allan Malz, adjunct professor of public affairs at Columbia University, both former Fed staffers, join OMFIF’s Pierre Ortlieb to discuss the outcome and consequences of the late October Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Listen.

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