New Fed reports fall short on risks, Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, and more

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New Fed reports fall short on risks, Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, and more


Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world

25-30 November 2019, Vol.10 Ed.48

Most-Read Commentary

New Fed reports fall short on risks: In 2018 the Federal Reserve began issuing semi-annual financial stability reports, which enhance significantly Fed communications. But they are also works in progress, writes Mark Sobel. They could be improved substantially if the Fed were to tell readers what it plans to do about identified challenges and weaknesses.

In conversation with Kenneth Clarke: Kenneth Clarke, a Conservative member of parliament for 49 years, speaks with OMFIF Chairman David Marsh. They discuss the ‘surreal’ circumstances that have changed the face of British politics since the Brexit referendum in June 2016, and how Boris Johnson might conduct future negotiations with the EU. Listen.


Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election: The Labour party’s statist proclamations stand in stark contrast to the ‘safety first’ manifesto presented by Boris Johnson and his Conservative party. Neither may win a majority, and a second referendum may prove to be the only way to wade out of the Brexit quagmire, writes Denis MacShane. Read more.


Mighty dollar maddens Trump: It is no secret that Donald Trump is displeased with the dollar’s strength. Whether there is much he will or can do about this is another matter. Regardless of what course of action he chooses, there is every reason to expect further appreciation in the year ahead, writes Desmond Lachman. Read more.


The gold market – What is driving increased demand?: Juan Carlos Artigas, director of investment research at the World Gold Council, speaks to OMFIF Economist Pierre Ortlieb about recent developments in the gold market. They address whether gold is becoming more procyclical, and the nature of central bank gold demand. Listen.

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