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  • OMFIF changes shareholder structure, appoints new board - 16 Apr 2014

    OMFIF announces a new shareholder structure and changes to the Board of Directors and Senior Management, strengthening financial resources.

  • Low interest rates bringing central banks under pressure - 9 Apr 2014

    Low interest rates have emerged as a twin source of pressure on central banks, reducing their profits while increasing their propensity to make mistakes.

  • Noyer positive on euro but admits risks - 27 Mar 2014

    Banque de France Governor Christian Noyer says euro area is heading in the right direction but discusses potential low inflation risks.

OMFIF changes shareholder structure, appoints new board members

OMFIF announces a new shareholder structure and changes to the Board of Directors and Senior Management, strengthening the company`s financial resources and reinforcing its independence for the future.

  • Click here to read the press release
  • Low interest rates bringing central banks under pressure

    The April Bulletin surveys the pressures on central banks to weaken their much-cherished independence, an inevitable reaction to their additional powers after the financial crisis. A reason for greater political interference is that central banks' budgets are strained due to lower interest rates they have themselves engineered.

  • Click here for more information about the Bulletin
  • Euro area heading in the right direction but risks remain

    Christian Noyer, Governor of the Banque de France, said in an OMFIF Golden Series lecture in London on 27 March that the euro area will continue its recovery but commented extensively on risks from within and outside the single currency bloc.

  • Click to view photos from the Golden Series lecture
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    Commentary

    • Power of spontaneous combustion

      by John Kornblum | Thu 24 Apr 2014

      Pessimists that say US power is in terminal decline and American presidents can no longer provide global leadership, in contrast to those of autocratic regimes, are fundamentally wrong.

      MARKET: US

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    • Why Singapore's Tharman should run for top IMF post

      by Meghnad Desai | Wed 23 Apr 2014

      Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore`s finance minister, is the ideal candidate to succeed Christine Lagarde at the IMF, as he offers equal doses of technocratic and political skills.

      MARKET: World

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    • Scots` independence battle hots up as Brown prepares to speak

      by David Marsh | Tue 22 Apr 2014

      Scottish independence debate hits full stride as Gordon Brown breaks cover with speech at Glasgow University as polls suggest the gap between Yes and No campaigns is narrowing.

      MARKET: UK

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    • Westminster accord needed to increase Scottish powers

      by John Nugée | Tue 22 Apr 2014

      Unionists must work harder show that a No vote delivers certainty and aspiration, whereas a Yes vote delivers uncertainty and isolation, to defeat Scottish nationalists in referendum.

      MARKET: UK

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    CHART OF THE WEEK

    Real policy interest rates

    by Gabriel Stein

    14 Apr 2014: ‘Neutral’ rates must be defined in real terms.

    Real policy interest rates

    US non-farm payrolls

    by Gabriel Stein

    7 Apr 2014: March numbers show US strength – and meaninglessness of data.

    US non-farm payrolls

    Japanese inflation

    by Gabriel Stein

    31 Mar 2014: 12 month inflation still rising, but monthly numbers are bad.

    Japanese inflation

    US single-family home permits

    by Gabriel Stein

    24 Mar 2014: Single family home-lag US housing recovery.

    US single-family home permits
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    Advisory Board Poll

    Panellists split on the renminbi exchange rate

    2 Apr 2014: Members of the Advisory Board was asked whether in 12 months the renminbi will strengthen, weaken or remain the same against the dollar, after the People's Bank of China deliberately pushed the renminbi lower.

    Panellists split on the renminbi exchange rate
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