Posts Tagged ‘OMFIF’

Financing emerging Asia infrastructure, Geographic inequality and the rise of economic hubs

Financing emerging Asia infrastructure, Geographic inequality and the rise of economic hubs
. Commentary: Financing emerging Asia infrastructure By Jang Ping Thia in Beijing Despite much discussion and effort, private capital is still not playing the role it can or should in financing infrastructure projects in emerging Asia. Increased geopolitical uncertainty and shifts in terms of sources...
February 21st, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

Keeping the peace in US-China talks, Roundtable on developments in the euro area

Keeping the peace in US-China talks, Roundtable on developments in the euro area
China’s Xi Jinping with USA’s Donald Trump Commentary: Keeping the peace in US-China talks By Darrell Delamaide in Washington Ongoing US-China trade talks are a skirmish in what could become a protracted struggle. Not a trade war, but a wider contest – hopefully economic, not military –...
February 20th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Insight, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Augmenting US Treasury foreign exchange report, Fed Talk podcast

Augmenting US Treasury foreign exchange report, Fed Talk podcast
Commentary: Augmenting US Treasury report on foreign exchange policies of trade partners By Mark Sobel in Washington The deadline for the next US Treasury report on the foreign exchange policies of major trading partners looms. Since the passage of the 2015 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act,...
February 19th, 2019 | Banking, Finance | Read More

Mark Sobel on the Fed, Steve Hanke on Venezuela, and more

Mark Sobel on the Fed, Steve Hanke on Venezuela, and more
OMFIF update Week 7 2019 11-15 February 2019 Vol.10 Ed.7 COMMENTARY Italy headed for ‘vicious’ debt crisis After a brief recovery, Italy has succumbed to its third recession in a decade. Its government is unlikely to revive flagging investor confidence. Ahead of the European elections, it...
February 16th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Italy headed for ‘vicious’ debt crisis, Hard currencies outlook

Italy headed for ‘vicious’ debt crisis, Hard currencies outlook
Commentary: Italy headed for ‘vicious’ debt crisis By Desmond Lachman in Washington Italy has succumbed to its third recession in a decade. Its government is becoming more radical in a manner that is unlikely to revive flagging investor confidence in the country. It is now openly attacking...
February 14th, 2019 | News | Read More

Sharp shift to Fed dovishness, Gender diversity in central banks

Sharp shift to Fed dovishness, Gender diversity in central banks
Commentary: Sharp shift to Fed dovishness By Mark Sobel in Washington The Federal Open Market Committee’s decision at the end of January to pause rate increases was long telegraphed and widely expected. But the highly dovish messaging in the Federal Reserve statement and press conference by Chair...
February 13th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, HR, Insight | Read More

OMFIF – new speakers to discuss central bank gender diversity

OMFIF – new speakers to discuss central bank gender diversity
   OMFIF is pleased to announce two new speakers joining the panel to discuss the 2019 Gender Balance Index and how to encourage diversity in the traditionally male-dominated financial sector: Martin Taylor, member of the financial policy committee, Bank of England Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, founder...
February 11th, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR | Read More

Central banks take on climate change, Hard currencies outlook – part one

Central banks take on climate change, Hard currencies outlook – part one
. Commentary: Central banks take on climate change By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Davos As 1,500 private jets flew into Davos to talk about climate change, the Central Banks’ and Supervisors’ Network for Greening the Financial System was holding its latest steering committee meeting in Mexico. The...
February 6th, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Climate, Comment, Environment, Finance, Markets, Reports, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Election muddies India’s outlook, Rise of central bank gold demand

Election muddies India’s outlook, Rise of central bank gold demand
..  Commentary: Election muddies India’s outlook By Prakash Sakpal in Singapore Conditions are becoming murky in the lead up to India’s general election in May. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity is falling, and the losses of his BJP in state assembly and other by-elections...
February 5th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Meeting: Patrick Harker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Meeting: Patrick Harker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Patrick Harker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia City Lecture with Patrick Harker, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Washington is sending mixed messages about the health of the  US economy. The Federal Reserve surprised markets in its policy...
February 4th, 2019 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance | Read More

Desmond Lachman on US monetary policy, Danae Kyriakopoulou on Banxico independence and more

Desmond Lachman on US monetary policy, Danae Kyriakopoulou on Banxico independence and more
OMFIF Update  – Week 5 2019 28 January-1 February 2019 Vol.10 Ed.5 REPORT  The rise of central bank gold demand Since the 2008 financial crisis there has been renewed interest in gold’s unique characteristics as a safe haven asset that is nobody’s liability. This, combined with scepticism...
February 2nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Insight, Markets | Read More

PM must push Brexiteers against the wall, CCE and normalising monetary policy

PM must push Brexiteers against the wall, CCE and normalising monetary policy
United Kingdom’s PM Theresa May Commentary: PM must push Brexiteers against the wall By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected – again – because she is not in control of her party. In the probable case of no meaningful concessions...
January 31st, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Markets | Read More

Speech by Mark Sobel: US international financial diplomacy – past, present, future

Speech by Mark Sobel: US international financial diplomacy – past, present, future
Mark Sobel Speech: ‘US international financial diplomacy – Past, present, future,’ by Mark Sobel, US chairman, OMFIF Published on 30 January 2019 In a speech delivered at an OMFIF roundtable in London, Mark Sobel, former deputy assistant secretary for international monetary and financial policy...
January 30th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

OMFIF Forthcoming meetings

OMFIF Forthcoming meetings
          Forthcoming Meetings Forthcoming meetings Mohamad Akram Laldin Bank Negara Malaysia Innovation and sustainability for Islamic finance roundtable Friday 15 February, 07:45 London At this roundtable, Mohamad Akram Laldin, a member of Bank Negara...
January 30th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Gary Kleiman on emerging markets, James Carrick on China, and more

Gary Kleiman on emerging markets, James Carrick on China, and more
Vitor Constâncio OMFIF UPDATE – WEEK 4  21-25 Januaryy 2019  Vol.10 Ed 4 NEWS Euro: Success and vulnerability Challenges facing Europe’s unfinished monetary union were discussed in a wide-ranging OMFIF London City Lecture with Vitor Constâncio, former vice-president, European Central...
January 26th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Euro: Success and vulnerability, Central banks and supervisory tech

Euro: Success and vulnerability, Central banks and supervisory tech
Vitor Constâncio Commentary: Euro – Success and vulnerability By Kat Usita in London Challenges facing Europe’s unfinished monetary union were discussed in a wide-ranging OMFIF London City Lecture with Vitor Constâncio, former vice-president, European Central Bank, Lucrezia Reichlin, London...
January 25th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

Emerging market trials persist, Ahead of the ECB podcast

Emerging market trials persist, Ahead of the ECB podcast
Commentary: Emerging market trials persist By Gary Kleiman in Washington Last year’s thrashing in all emerging market investment classes, with debt, equity and currencies in simultaneous decline for the first time in a decade, prompted reconsideration of allocation rationale into the next decade. Crises...
January 24th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Markets, Reports | Read More

Data exaggerate impact of China slowdown, US monetary and financial diplomacy

Data exaggerate impact of China slowdown, US monetary and financial diplomacy
.. Commentary: Data exaggerate impact of Chinese economic slowdown By James Carrick in London China is likely to grow at a rate of 6% in 2019, significantly lower than the 8.25% recorded each year on average over the last decade and the double-digit average growth rates in the years before the 2008 financial...
January 23rd, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Proper perspective on emerging risks, In Conversation with Paul Tucker

Proper perspective on emerging risks, In Conversation with Paul Tucker
.. Commentary: Proper perspective on emerging risks By Christopher Smart in Boston You can hear the bearishness in everyone’s voices. They fear a market swoon in a world of unstable politics. Risks are mounting, as indicated by recent data signalling slight economic contractions in Germany and...
January 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

Central banks heading for exit, China’s economic outlook and the future of the renminbi

Central banks heading for exit, China’s economic outlook and the future of the renminbi
. Commentary: Central banks heading for exit By David Owen in London In among all the concern about economic growth rolling over, it is important to recognise that central banks are still heading to the exit. Just before Christmas the Sveriges Riksbank raised rates for the first time in this cycle. In...
January 16th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insight, Markets, News | Read More

Back to Brussels on Brexit, In conversation with Marco Cattaneo

Back to Brussels on Brexit, In conversation with Marco Cattaneo
. Commentary: Back to Brussels on Brexit By Norman Lamont in London Prime Minister Theresa May, facing a crucial House of Commons vote on 15 January on Britain’s EU exit, is running down the clock until members of parliament feel they have no option but to back the government’s deal over...
January 11th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets | Read More

Non-American should lead World Bank, Global economic challenges in 2019

Non-American should lead World Bank, Global economic challenges in 2019
Commentary: Non-American should lead World Bank By Mark Sobel in Washington Since the creation of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at the end of the second world war, an American has led the Bank (Jim Yong Kim, who announced his resignation from the presidency on Monday, is Korean-American)...
January 10th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Reports | Read More

Back to pre-1914 Fortress America, Fed Talk: 2018 overview and 2019 outlook

Back to pre-1914 Fortress America, Fed Talk: 2018 overview and 2019 outlook
. Commentary: Back to pre-1914 Fortress America By Meghnad Desai in New Delhi President Donald Trump has redefined the aims of US foreign policy. We are back to pre-1914 ‘Fortress America’. The US entered the first world war only because of the German U-boat sinking of the RMS Lusitania....
January 9th, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Finance, Military, News, Politics and Government | Read More

British politics caught in zugzwang, Advancing the European regulatory agenda

British politics caught in zugzwang, Advancing the European regulatory agenda
Commentary: British politics caught in zugzwang By John Nugée in London The various pro- and anti-Brexit camps in the House of Commons are all caught in a sort of zugzwang, to borrow the phrase from chess – they are safe if they do nothing, but if any camp forces a vote it may end up triggering exactly...
January 8th, 2019 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Politics and Government | Read More

Why Trump is wrong on Powell, Advancing the European regulatory agenda

Why Trump is wrong on Powell, Advancing the European regulatory agenda
The Fed Commentary: Why Trump is wrong on Powell By Mark Sobel in Washington President Trump has shown spurious reasoning in attacking the Fed and Chairman Jay Powell. It would be a huge disservice to America, the Fed and its independence if a debate over monetary policy gave succour to Trump’s...
January 2nd, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Finance, News | Read More