Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn, Five ways to advance on climate change, and more

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Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn, Five ways to advance on climate change, and more


Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world

9-13 December 2019, Vol.10 Ed.50
Most-Read Commentary
Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn: Britain will leave the European Union at breakneck speed, unleashing months of difficult trade negotiations with Europe, following a sweeping Conservative victory in yesterday’s election ending three and a half years of Brexit deadlock. The outcome was seldom in doubt during the six-week campaign, writes David Marsh.

Five ways to advance on climate change: Government and financial services representatives at the COP are broadly united on shaping the framework for the transition to a low-carbon economy. There is a strong body of opinion impelling investors to move in that direction, writes Danae Kyriakopoulou. Read more.


China set for prudent 2020 growth target:  China’s annual Central Economic Work Conference will soon convene and establish the country’s growth target for 2020. It is expected to be set at around 6%. But a few governmental officials believe financial authorities are steering an overly cautious economic course, writes Mark Sobel. Read more.

In memoriam

Volcker and Nölling – Benevolently independent: Paul Volcker and Wilhelm Nölling were independent central bankers and economists from two sides of the Atlantic, united by benevolent obstinacy, curmudgeonly good humour and staunch commitment to public service, writes David Marsh. Both believed in asking the big questions. Read more.


Fed’s enduring target rate debacle: Since the 2008 financial crisis, one critical issue has loomed over US monetary policy-making: the choice of alternative reference and target rates. But the Federal Reserve’s lethargy in reforming its target rate has created significant market uncertainty, writes Pierre Ortlieb. Read more.

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