Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, World Gold Council podcast

Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets — By on November 27, 2019 at 7:05 AM

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Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, World Gold Council podcast

Commentary: Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election

By Denis MacShane in London

The manifesto submitted by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the run up to the 12 December UK general election contains the most left-wing proposals seen in a western democracy since the ‘common programme’ of 1970s France. The Labour proclamation stands in stark contrast to the ‘safety first’ manifesto presented by Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Neither party may win a majority, and a second referendum may prove to be the only way to wade out of the Brexit quagmire. Much hinges on the reception of Corbyn’s statist policies.

Read the full commentary on the website.


Podcast: The gold market – What is driving increased demand?

Juan Carlos Artigas, director of investment research at the World Gold Council, joins Pierre Ortlieb, economist at OMFIF, to discuss recent developments in the gold market, as well as its future outlook.

They pore over whether gold is becoming more procyclical, the nature of central bank gold demand, and tools available to properly analyse the market.

Listen to the recording, or search for OMFIF on your smartphone’s podcast app.



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