Posts Tagged ‘OMFIF’

Power vacuum points to no-deal Brexit, The retreat of globalisation

Power vacuum points to no-deal Brexit, The retreat of globalisation
Commentary: Power vacuum points to no-deal Brexit Theresa May By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore With her back to the wall, Theresa May seems to have forged a strategy to achieve her goals, however lofty or improbable they seem. If the opposition parties in parliament and those Conservatives who...
December 14th, 2018 | Comment, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Podcast: Ahead of the ECB Expected end of QE and implications for markets

Podcast: Ahead of the ECB Expected end of QE and implications for markets
… Podcast: Ahead of the ECB Expected end of QE and implications for markets Marcin Stepan, deputy head of meetings at OMFIF, is joined by Francesco Papadia, fellow at Bruegel and former director general for market operations at the European Central Bank, and Alexander Petrov, assistant vice-president...
December 12th, 2018 | Banking, European Union, News | Read More

India must regain investor trust

India must regain investor trust
… Second RBI chief quits amid autonomy clash with government By Meghnad Desai in London Tuesday 11 December 2018 Urjit Patel’s resignation as governor of the Reserve Bank of India echoes what his predecessor, Raghuram Rajan, did a little more than two years ago. India’s government is...
December 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance | Read More

Brexit tumult recalls Black Wednesday, Global financial stability roundtable

Brexit tumult recalls Black Wednesday, Global financial stability roundtable
. Commentary: Brexit tumult recalls Black Wednesday By Trevor Greetham in London The UK is in a fast-changing situation with much at stake. The degree of uncertainty over the future path of government policy on Brexit calls to mind the days running up to Black Wednesday in September 1992, when the UK...
December 11th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

AKK’s rise: France, euro repercussions, City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio

AKK’s rise: France, euro repercussions, City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio
.. Commentary: AKK’s rise – France, euro repercussions By David Marsh in London Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany’s principal governing party, faces a complex struggle to impose her will on her fractious Christian Democratic Union. She will pursue a more conservative...
December 10th, 2018 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Fed signals slowdown in rate increase, Adapting to changing US-China relations

Fed signals slowdown in rate increase, Adapting to changing US-China relations
Commentary: Fed signals slowdown in rate increase By Darrell Delamaide in Washington It came as a surprise when US Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell said in a speech that there was no ‘pre-set path’ for interest rate increases. But his address capped a dovish turn in the panel, rather than breaking...
December 7th, 2018 | Banking, Finance | Read More

Preserving Britain’s place in the EEA, Brexit deal podcast

Preserving Britain’s place in the EEA, Brexit deal podcast
. Commentary: Preserving Britain’s place in the EEA By David Owen in London The UK intends to remain a member of the European Economic Area on the same grounds as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. There will be a deep free trade agreement in place on 30 March 2019 and no need to take recourse...
December 5th, 2018 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Politics and Government | Read More

European Central Bank, IMF, and Political Risk podcast

European Central Bank, IMF, and Political Risk podcast
Vítor Constâncio, vice-president of the European Central Bank   City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio Wednesday 23 January, 10:30 London A city lecture with Vítor Constâncio, vice-president of the European Central Bank who served from June 2010-May 2018. The lecture focuses on the developments...
December 4th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

Low expectations, modest victory

Low expectations, modest victory
Low expectations, modest victory Buenos Aires avoids bad outcomes By Mark Sobel in Washington Monday 3 December 2018 Another year, another G20 leaders’ summit. But memories of Buenos Aires may last longer than for some other G20 meetings. President Donald Trump behaved well. Expectations were exceeded...
December 3rd, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Africa must accelerate market reforms, Interference at the Reserve Bank of India

Africa must accelerate market reforms, Interference at the Reserve Bank of India
. Commentary: Africa must accelerate market reforms By George Asante in Johannesburg For Africa to grow, it needs a broad, all-inclusive financial market that facilitates investment. Policy-makers must pursue accelerated reforms to the continent’s financial markets, principally because these can...
December 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

The Bulletin: Up in the air

The Bulletin: Up in the air
.. December 2018 Vol.9 Ed.11 The state of globalisation From the UK’s Brexit challenge and US unilateralism, to trade wars and European immigration concerns, the unifying theme that preoccupied liberal policy-makers in 2018 was the political threat to economic globalisation and how best to share...
December 1st, 2018 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Immigration, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

May deal faces near-impossible hurdles, In conversation with Caroline Atkinson

May deal faces near-impossible hurdles, In conversation with Caroline Atkinson
British PM Theresa May Commentary: May deal faces near-impossible hurdles By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore Prime Minister Theresa May would almost certainly try to counter a rejection of her Brexit deal in the UK parliament by returning with an amended version to avoid the more dramatic alternatives....
November 28th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Balancing the roles of the ECB, China and the US: Adapting to a changing relationship, The future of EU financial services after Brexit

Balancing the roles of the ECB, China and the US: Adapting to a changing relationship, The future of EU financial services after Brexit
… Balancing the roles of the ECB Monday 10 December, 12:15 London A discussion with Ignazio Angeloni, member of the supervisory board at the European Central Bank. The meeting will focus on how the ECB balances its roles of monitoring the euro area’s banking sector whilst stimulating banks...
November 27th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Countries victims of ‘ninja’ loans, Central bank digital currencies report

Countries victims of ‘ninja’ loans, Central bank digital currencies report
. Commentary: Countries victims of ‘ninja’ loans By Herbert Poenisch in Beijing Countries need infrastructure in much the same way that US families needed houses before the 2008 financial crisis. The ‘American dream’ was to provide everyone with their own home. Similarly, poorer...
November 27th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Cheer up – it’s the best UK can do, Outlook for reserve asset management

Cheer up – it’s the best UK can do, Outlook for reserve asset management
United Kingdom’s PM Theresa May Commentary: Cheer up, it’s the best UK can do By Meghnad Desai in London Theresa May is safe from a leadership challenge through her rebellious but so far irresolute backbenchers. Just as the challenge to the prime minister in the 1922 Committee has not happened...
November 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

Trump stuck with Powell despite strains, Global crypto-asset regulatory landscape

Trump stuck with Powell despite strains, Global crypto-asset regulatory landscape
Commentary: Trump stuck with Powell despite strains By Darrell Delamaide in Washington Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari’s defiance on the Fed’s interest rate increases has made commentators wonder if he was angling for Jerome Powell’s job as Fed chair. Donald Trump...
November 22nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, News | Read More

New report: crypto-assets and how they should be regulated

New report: crypto-assets and how they should be regulated
. Investors favour Switzerland, UK and US for crypto-assts Potential crypto-asset investors favour established jurisdictions such as Switzerland, the UK and US as the best regulatory environments for trading and investment operations in this new asset class, according to a survey by investment firm London...
November 21st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Zambia’s infrastructure habit, Super-fast politics podcast

Zambia’s infrastructure habit, Super-fast politics podcast
Commentary: Zambia’s infrastructure habit By Max Roch in London Infrastructure development in Zambia is a powerful tool for swaying public opinion. However, despite its importance to economic growth, it is contentious. Past projects are associated with high costs, opaque tender processes and rising...
November 14th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Insight, Markets | Read More

Doves waiting in Fed wings, Global trends in interest rates

Doves waiting in Fed wings, Global trends in interest rates
Commentary: Doves waiting in Fed wings By Darrell Delamaide in Washington The rotation of voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee after its December meeting will bring to the fore outspoken doves, James Bullard of the St. Louis Fed and Charles Evans of the Chicago Fed, to balance out incoming...
November 13th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

US midterms fulfil market expectations, Discussion with Mark Sobel on US economy policy

US midterms fulfil market expectations, Discussion with Mark Sobel on US economy policy
Commentary: US midterms fulfil market expectations By Elliot Hentov in London The results of the 6 November US midterm elections illustrate how President Donald Trump remains bound to historical norms around US voter preferences for shared power. That is the central insight from this result: the loss...
November 9th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, News | Read More

Merkel can help Christian Democrats, OMFIF-IBM digital currencies report

Merkel can help Christian Democrats, OMFIF-IBM digital currencies report
. Commentary: Merkel can help Christian Democrats By Michael Stürmer and David Marsh in Berlin German Chancellor Angela Merkel bequeaths a political legacy that leaves leadership of Europe’s most powerful economy in less than wholly secure hands. The result of her manoeuvring is a country with...
November 8th, 2018 | Banking, Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More

China cooling spreads beyond borders, Cyber resilience and financial stability

China cooling spreads beyond borders, Cyber resilience and financial stability
Commentary: China cooling spreads beyond borders By Steve Hanke in Baltimore The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled by more than 9% in October, and has shed 25% for the year. To determine the probability of a cool down, one must look at the money supply, broadly measured. The relationship between the growth...
November 7th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Events, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

US faces twin deficit crisis, Roundtable with Donald Kohn

US faces twin deficit crisis, Roundtable with Donald Kohn
Commentary: US faces twin deficit crisis By Desmond Lachman in Washington The US trade deficit has widened steadily over the past two years, reaching a record high of almost $1tn annually. As a result of Washington’s expansive budget policy at this late stage in the economic cycle, analysts expect...
November 5th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The Bulletin: In good faith

The Bulletin: In good faith
November 2018 Vol.9 Ed.10 Islamic finance scales up Thanks to the concentration of wealth in oil-rich economies and the development of harmonised regulatory standards, the Islamic finance market is more popular than ever. Islamic finance originally focused on the retail market, but now attracts mainstream...
November 1st, 2018 | Associations, Banking, Communication, Finance, Reports | Read More

‘Incertitudes allemandes’ back again, Global trends in interest rates

‘Incertitudes allemandes’ back again, Global trends in interest rates
Commentary: ‘Incertitudes allemandes’ back again By David Marsh in Berlin German instability is back again. Angela Merkel, presiding over the ruling Christian Democratic Union as chairman since 2000 and as chancellor since 2005, will step down from the party leadership in December. She protests...
November 1st, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Insight, Markets | Read More