Brexiteers’ unfinished revolution, What Libra means for money creation, and more

Markets, Reports — By on February 8, 2020 at 9:50 AM


Brexiteers’ unfinished revolution, What Libra means for money creation, and more


Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world

3-7 February 2020, Vol.11 Ed.4

Most-Read Commentary

What Libra means for money creation: When Facebook announced its intentions last June to issue a digital currency, Libra, the official sector was muted in its initial response. However, much research into digital currencies continues to be done by the central banking fraternity, and two issues in particular are coming to the fore, writes John Nugée. Read more.

Brexiteers’ unfinished revolution: Boris Johnson wishes to remove Brexit and its divisiveness from the national discussion, freeing his hand to be rationally transactional. What we see now, writes John Orchard, is pre-negotiation posturing, rooted in the UK’s supposed leverage of a trade deficit with the EU of £66bn.  Read more.


A question of trust: While the rise in digital payments is global, different regions have disparate needs. A global opinion poll on public trust in monetary institutions, payment characteristics and digital currency reveals respondents in most countries would feel most confident in digital money issued by the domestic monetary authority. Read more.


OMFIF at 10: To celebrate its 10th anniversary, OMFIF hosted an evening reception at the Gherkin in London. Guests heard speeches from David Marsh, OMFIF chairman and co-founder, John Orchard, its newly appointed chief executive officer, Peter Praet, former chief economist of the European Central Bank, and more. Read more.


Fed talk: Joe Gagnon, senior research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former director at the Federal Reserve Board, joins Pierre Ortlieb, economist at OMFIF, to discuss the late January Federal Open Market Committee meeting and the state of the Fed’s toolkit. They cover the ample reserves framework, and more. Listen.



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